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CONCERTS

2017

SCOTT JOPLIN (1867-1917) – 100 YEARS CELEBRATION

Thursday, June 8th, 12.30pm, 2017, St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith,W6 9PJ.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow,HA1 2JE. 

 

 

Maple Leaf Rag (1899)

The Easy Winners (1901)

Eugenia (1905)

The Entertainer (1902)

Elite Syncopations (1902)

Bethena – A Concert Waltz (1905)

The Ragtime Dance (1906)

Wall Street Rag (1908)

The Cascades (1904)

Rose Leaf Rag (1907)

Gladiolus Rag (1907)

Fig Leaf Rag (1908)

Magnetic Rag (1914)

STEVE LAW  piano

http://www.greaterlondonclassicalconcerts.com/2017-concerts/

2016

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016. 1pm, All Saints’ Parish Church, Hertford, Queen’s Road, Hertford, SG13 8AY

LEGENDARY BILLY MAYERL

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Billy Mayerl                 Marigold (1927)
                             Harp of the Winds (1939)
                             Mistletoe (1935)
                             Puppets Suite (1927)
                             1. Golli, 2. Judy, 3. Punch 
                             Ace of Hearts (1933)
                             Antiquary (1926)
                             Evening Primrose (1945)     
                             Sleepy Piano (1926)
                             Jack-in-the-Box (1926)
                             From a Spanish Lattice (1938)
                             Robots (1928)                            

STEVE LAW  piano

 


Wednesday, August 10th, 12.30pm, 2016,St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

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Gershwin arr. Heifetz            Porgy and Bess Suite (extended by Law and Wilson)
Steve Law                        Violin Concerto

MARK WILSON violin
STEVE LAW  piano

 

Wednesday, August 3rd, 12.30pm, 2016, St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

JAZZ INSPIRATIONS

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Scott Joplin            The Easy Winners 
Debussy                 Cake Walk from Children's Corner
Billy Mayerl            Antiquary
Walton                  Popular Song from ‘Façade’    
Satie                   Gymnopedies Nos. 1 and 2    
Vladimir Cosma          Sentimental Promenade 
Dudley Moore             Satie 
James P. Johnson /Fats Waller  Carolina Shout 
Gershwin                 S'Wonderful/Funny Face, I Got Rhythm
Steve Law                12 Pop Preludes (2013) 1 'See minor''Repetition''Small country''I miss you, I love you' 9'Jan Hammered'
Barber                   Excursion No.1
Pine Top Smith (Silvan Zingg version) Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
Barber                   Excursion No.2
Prokofiev                Precipitato from Piano Sonata No. 7 op.83

STEVE LAW  piano

 

Friday, July 8th, 2016. 1.30pm, St Johns Arts & Recreation Centre, Harlow, St Johns Walk, CM17 0AJ

LEGENDARY BILLY MAYERL

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Billy Mayerl                 Marigold (1927)
                             Harp of the Winds (1939)
                             Mistletoe (1935)
                             Puppets Suite (1927)
                             Ace of Hearts (1933)
                             Jack-in-the-Box (1926)
			     Evening Primrose (1945) 
                             Sleepy Piano (1926)
                             Antiquary (1926)
                             Sweet William (1938)
                             Honky-Tonk (1928)
                             From a Spanish Lattice (1938)
                             Robots (1928)
                             Railroad Rhythm (1938)

STEVE LAW  piano

 

Wednesday, July 6th, 12.30pm, 2016, St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9PJ

MUSIC FROM STAGE AND SCREEN

janine  steve

Dudley Moore                        Moontime and Millionaire from Bedazzled 
Henry Mancini                       It's Easy To Say from 10
Stanley Myers                       Cavatina from The Deer Hunter 
Steve Law                           Reunion (2011), From me to you (2016)
Michael Legrand                     Papa from Yentl 
Harold Arlen /                      Somewhere Over the Rainbow
E.Y. Harburg                        from The Wizard of Oz
George Gershwin                     Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Henry Mancini                       Meggie's Theme from The Thorn Birds
Henry Mancini /                     Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's 
Johnny Mercer                     
Stephen Sondheim                    Children will Listen from Into the Woods
                                    Nothing’s gonna Harm You from Sweeney Todd
Enya                                May it be from The Lord of the Rings

JANINE VAN DEN BERG vocals
STEVE LAW  piano

 

Thursday, June 30th, 2016, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

THE GENIUS OF BILLY MAYERL – THE HAPPY, JAZZY PIANO

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Billy Mayerl                 Marigold (1927)
                             Harp of the Winds (1939)
                             Mistletoe (1935)
                             Puppets Suite (1927)
                             Ace of Hearts (1933)
                             Jack-in-the-Box (1926)
                             Evening Primrose (1945) 
                             Sleepy Piano (1926)
                             Antiquary (1926)
                             Sweet William (1938)
                             Honky-Tonk (1928)
                             From a Spanish Lattice (1938)
                             Robots (1928)
                             Railroad Rhythm (1938)

STEVE LAW  piano

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violin premier

Thursday, September 17th, 12.30pm, 2015, St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Elgar               Sonata for Violin and Piano +
Steve Law      Violin Concerto (Premier) *

MARK WILSON violin
NEIL CROSSLAND  piano +
STEVE LAW piano *

Thursday, August 20th, 12.30pm, 2015, St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Music from Stage and Film

Steve Law                 Peter's Theme (2010)
Stanley Myers             Cavatina from The Deer Hunter †
Steve Law                 Forgiveness (2011)
Henry Mancini             It's Easy To Say from 10 *
Dudley Moore              Bedazzled *
Harold Arlen /            Somewhere Over the Rainbow
E.Y. Harburg              from The Wizard of Oz
Michael Legrand           Papa from Yentl 
Steve Law                 Tamboura (2007)
Stephen Sondheim          Nothing’s gonna Harm You from Sweeney Todd
                          Children will Listen from Into the Woods
Henry Mancini             Meggie's Theme from The Thorn Birds †
Henry Mancini /           Moon River
Johnny Mercer             from Breakfast at Tiffany's 

*       piano interpretation by Dudley Moore transcribed by Steve Law

†        transcribed by Steve Law from the original score

Thursday, August 13th, 12.30pm, 2015, St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Rachmaninoff          Preludes Op.10 No.5 in G minor, No.6 in E flat major, 
                      No.12 in G  flat major,  Op. 25 No.13 in D flat major
Bach – Siloti         Prelude from BWV855a
Chopin                Prelude Op.28 No.17 in A flat major
Debussy               Les colllines d’Ancapri (Preludes Book 1)
Alkan                 Prelude in G flat major Op.31/13
Shostakovich          Prelude No.15 from Op.34
Prokofiev             Prelude from 10 Pieces Op.10
Lionel Sainsbury      Preludes No. 8, 10 and 11 from 12 Preludes
Steve Law             Pop Preludes Nos 1, 4 and 9

STEVE LAW  piano

JAZZ CONNECTIONS and ORIGINAL GERSHWIN

Thursday, November 6th, 12.30pm, 2014, St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

George Gershwin         Do-Do-Do from Oh Kay! (1926) †
                        Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh Kay! (1926) †
                        Fascinating Rhythm from Lady Be Good (1924) †
                        He Loves and She Loves from Funny Face (1927) Ĵ
                        S'Wonderful / Funny Face from Funny Face (1927) †
                        Embraceable You from Girl Crazy (1930) Ĵ
                        Strike Up the Band from Strike Up the Band (1930) *†
                        Somebody from Somewhere (from Delicious)(1931)†
                        Love Walked In (1937) *
                        I Got Rhythm from Girl Crazy (1930) †
Billy Mayerl            Railroad Rhythm
Samuel Barber           Excursion No.1
Clarence Smith          Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie † (Version by Silvan Zingg)
Eric Satie              Gymnopedie No. 2 
Vladimir Cosma          Sentimental Promenade †
Dudley Moore            Satie †, Showbiz †
Steve Law               Pop Preludes 1, 2, 9

STEVE LAW  piano

† Transcribed by Steve Law

* Arranged by Steve Law from Gershwin’s original scores

Ĵ Arranged by Jack Gibbons from Gershwin’s original scores

HALOW PROJECT, THE LONDON PARTY, 7pm Thursday 24th September, 2014, St. Bart’s Brewery, EC1A 9DY

Raising money for the Halow Project supporting young people with learning difficulties.

Rick Astley and Dawn Joseph, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Lettice Rowbotham, Dona Oxford, Imogen Byron, Janine van den Berg & Steve Law and DJ set from Mighty Fine Entertainment. http://www.halowproject.org.uk/news/the-london-party-2014/

‘JAZZ CONNECTIONS’ – STEVE LAW (piano) with special guest Janine van den Berg (vocals)

Sunday, August 31st, 7.30pm, St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Scott Joplin                                      Pine Apple Rag  

Debussy                                            Cake Walk from Children’s Corner

Billy Mayerl                                     Sleepy Piano

Walton                                             Popular Song from ‘Façade’

James P. Johnson /Fats Waller   Carolina Shout

Fats Waller                                      Aint Misbehavin † *

Gershwin                                         Sweet and Low Down

Jerome Kern                                   Can’t help loving that man of mine *

Hoagy Carmichael                         Georgia † *

Pine Top Smith                              Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie † (Silvan Zingg version)

Barber                                              Excursion No.1

Satie                                                 Gymnopedie No. 2

Dudley Moore                                Satie

Vladimir Cosma                            Sentimental Promenade

Steve Law                                       12 Pop Preludes (2013), Reunion

Carmichael                                     Skylark  *

Berlin                                              Blue Skies  *

Rogers                                            This Can’t be love  *

† transcribed by Steve Law

Steve Law (piano) * with Janine van den Berg (vocals)

ORIGINAL GERSHWIN – STEVE LAW piano

Sunday, August 24th, 7.30pm, 2014, St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Transcribed and arranged from the composer’s own recordings and scores by Steve Law.

Rialto Ripples (co-written with Will Donaldson) (1917) †

Swanee (1919)

Blue Monday Blues from Blue Monday (1922) *

Hang On To Me from Lady Be Good (1924) †

I’d Rather Charleston from Lady Be Good (1924) †

The Man I Love from Lady Be Good (1924) †

Fascinating Rhythm from Lady Be Good (1924) †

Rhapsody in Blue – Opening and Andante (1924) *†

Looking for a Boy from Tip-Toes (1925) †

Concerto in F – Adagio (excerpt) (1925) *

Irish Waltz (1925)

When Do We Dance? from Tip-Toes (1925) †

An American in Paris (excerpt) (1925) *

Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh Kay! (1926) †

S’Wonderful / Funny Face from Funny Face(1927) †

He Loves and She Loves from Funny Face (1927)

Strike Up the Band from Strike Up the Band (1930) *†

Embraceable You from Girl Crazy (1930) Ĵ

I Got Rhythm from Girl Crazy (1930) †

Jilted from Of Thee I Sing (1931) Ĵ

Somebody from Somewhere (music box sequence from Delicious) (1931) †

Second Rhapsody excerpt (1931) *

Isn’t It a Pity? from Pardon My English (1933)

Summertime from Porgy and Bess (1935) *

Bess You Is My Woman Now from Porgy and Bess (1935) *

They Can’t Take That Away From Me from Shall We Dance? (1936) Ĵ

Love Walked In (1937) *

† Transcribed by Steve Law

* Arranged by Steve Law from Gershwin’s original scores

Ĵ Arranged by Jack Gibbons from Gershwin’s original score

‘JAZZ CONNECTIONS’ – STEVE LAW (piano) with Janine van den Berg (vocals)

8pm, Friday 4th July. 2014, The Bossayni Studio, Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 2QL

Joplin / Marshall                      Swipsey Cake Walk

Debussy                                    Golliwogs Cake Walk

Billy Mayerl                               Sleepy Piano

Fats Waller                                Aint Misbehavin *

James P Johnson / Waller      Carolina Shout

Gershwin                                  I’ll build a Stairway to Paradise *

Gershwin                                  Clap Yo’ Hands

Kern:                                         Can’t Help Loving that Man *

Porter                                       Easy to Love *

Carmichael:                             Georgia *

Pine Top Smith                      Pinetop’s Boogie-Woogie

Barber                                      Excursion No.1

Rodgers/Hart                         My Funny Valentine *

Satie                                         Gymnopedie No. 2

Cosma                                      Sentimental Promenade

Dudley Moore                        Satie

Steve Law                               Pop Preludes 1, 2, 3, 9 and 12

Carmichael                             Skylark *

Berlin                                       Blues Skies *

Carmichael                             The Nearness of You *

Rodgers/Hart                         This Can’t be Love *

Steve Law (piano) * with Janine van den Berg (vocals)

A tribute to Dudley Moore 

Sunday 10th March, 2013, St. Georges Church, Pinner, HA1 4RJ

Neil Crossland (piano) performs Liszt’s Passacaglia on BACH, Lionel Sainsbury (piano) performs a selection of his own Tangos, Steve Law (piano) performs music by Dudley Moore, Henry Mancini and Steve Law (It isn’t even if, Sunset (Premier) and Reunion), Jeremy Jones performs Chopin’s Barcarolle. With special guests Janine van den Berg (vocals) and Jason Sparkes (accordion) from Sprio.

A tribute to the music and jazz of Dudley Moore 

Thursday, February 7th, 12.30pm, 2013, St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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George Gershwin: Love Walked in
Dudley Moore: Suite from the film Bedazzled †: Moontime; Millionaire; Cornfield; Lillian Lust
Dudley Moore: Six Weeks (Part 1); Two Tunes for Brogan
Steve Law: It Isn’t Even If (from the opera Heaven on Earth 1998) dedicated to Dudley Moore (with Neil Crossland – duet)
Sammy Cain: I Should Care
Dudley Moore: Waltz for Suzy; Faithfully Yours; Thank you, Ilyich; J.B. †
Henri Mancini: It’s Easy To Say
George Shearing: Lullaby of Birdland
George Gershwin: They Can’t Take That Away From Me †

† Transcribed by Steve Law

Steve Law (piano)

Music by Gershwin and Dudley Moore

Friday 21st December 2012, 1.10pm St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

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Gershwin                      Do-Do-Do

                                      When Do We Dance?

                                      The Man I Love

                                      Fascinating Rhythm

                                      Love Walked in (Interpretation by Dudley Moore) †

Dudley Moore              Suite from the film Bedazzled

Henri Mancini             It’s Easy To Say (Interpretation by Dudley Moore) †

Steve Law                    Samba

Gershwin                      I Got Rhythm †

                                       They Can’t Take That Away From Me

† transcribed from original performances by Steve Law

Steve Law (piano)

A 10th Anniversary tribute to the music and jazz of Dudley Moore

Friday 23rd November 2012, 1.30pm St Johns’ Recreation Centre, Old Harlow, CM17 0AJ

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Gershwin                      Love Walked in

Dudley Moore              Suite from the film Bedazzled

                                        Six Weeks (Part 1) †

                                       Waltz for Suzy

                                       Two Tunes for Brogan

Steve Law                    It Isn’t Even If (from Heaven on Earth) dedicated to D.M. (Duet with Neil Crossland)

Dudley Moore              Theme in F minor †

Shearing                       Lullaby of Birdland

Cahn                             I Should Care

† transcribed from original performances of Dudley Moore by Steve Law

Steve Law (piano)

A 10th Anniversary tribute to the music and jazz of Dudley Moore

Friday 17th August 2012, 1.10pm St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

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Gershwin                      Love Walked in

Dudley Moore              Suite from the film Bedazzled

                                        Six Weeks (Part 1) †

                                       Waltz for Suzy

                                       Two Tunes for Brogan

Steve Law                    It Isn’t Even If (from Heaven on Earth) dedicated to D.M. (Duet with Neil Crossland)

Dudley Moore              Showbiz

Shearing                       Lullaby of Birdland

Cahn                             I Should Care

† transcribed from original performances of Dudley Moore by Steve Law

Steve Law (piano)

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