Saint Saëns arr. Hiscocks
Wendy Hiscocks and Roy Howat enjoyed programming the two-piano version of Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre in concert and were naturally interested in adding the music to their repertoire for piano duet. The arrangement they bought by Ernest Guiraud, however, proved disappointing so Hiscocks completed her own arrangement which is more observant of Saint-Saëns’ sizzling piano writing.
piano duet – four hands
DATE OF COMPOSITION
8 December 1996 (World Premiere) Roy Howat & Wendy Hiscocks
Billy Mayerl Society, Thames Ditton, UK
2003 Roy Howat & Wendy Hiscocks
Vicars’ Hall, Windsor Castle as part of the Windsor Festival.
2004 Roy Howat & Wendy Hiscocks
West Lodge Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire, UK.
Selwyn College, Cambridge.
2007 Roy Howat & Wendy Hiscocks
Challow Park Recital Hall, Wantage, UK
Old Bexley Music Society, UK.
2008 Antony Gray & Wendy Hiscocks
St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon, UK.
2010 Antony Gray & Wendy Hiscocks
Abingdon Arts Festival, St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon, UK.
2017 Roy Howat & Wendy Hiscocks
St. Jude’s Music Association, Bowral, NSW, Australia
Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns 1835 – 1921
The composer with Roy Howat