2022

Thursday September 15th, 12.30pm Harrow Summer Music 2022

St John’s Church, Greenhill, Sheepcote Road, Harrow, HA1 2JE

BILLY MAYERL RARITIES

These rare and wonderful compositions by Billy Mayerl are too good not to be played!

Please access the concert through the single back door at the back of the church on Sheepcote Road. This due to a burst water main on Station Road.

Wheelchair / buggy access unfortunately won’t be possible at this time. Apologies for any inconvenience. Thank you.

Filigree

Funny Peculiar

Orange Blossom

Scally Wag

Lilly Pond

6 a.m. The Milkman

Postman’s Knock

Green Tulips

Parade of the Sandwich Board Men

Three Japanese Pictures:

Almond Blossom

A Temple in Kyoto

The Cherry Dance

Siberian Lament

Fascinating Ditty

Leprechaun’s Leap

Steve Law (piano)

2021

Thursday 16th December 2021, 6pm

Ticehurst Village Hall, Lower High Street Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7BB

PROKOFIEV

100th Anniversary Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 (1921-2021)

Talk with excerpts peformed by Steve Law from Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 Op.26.

A special tribute to Sergei Prokofiev on the 100th Anniversary of the premier performance of Prokofiev’s brilliant and much loved Piano Concerto No.3 in C, Op.26 on December 16th 1921 in Chicago – with the composer as soloist and Frederick Stock conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Thursday 1st July, 12.30pm Harrow Summer Music 2021

St John’s Church, Greenhill, Sheepcote Road, Harrow, HA1 2JE

Original Gershwin!

These are not the usual ‘Gershwin Songbook’ arrangements but are meticulously transcribed and arranged from the composer’s own recordings and scores by Gershwin specialist Steve Law.

GERSHWIN

Do Do Do from Oh Kay (1926) (recorded 1926) †

Looking for a Boy from Tip-Toes (1925) (recorded 1926) †

The Man I Love from Lady Be Good (1924) (recorded 1934) * †

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

Opening and Andante from Rhapsody in Blue (1924) (recorded 1928) †

Somebody From Somewhere (Music box sequence from Delicious 1931) *

My Cousin in Milwaukee / Isn’t It a Pity? from Pardon My English (1933) † *

Jilted from Of Thee I Sing (1931) ^

Meadow Serenade from Strike Up the Band (1927) ^

STEVE LAW

Peter’s Theme (2010) from his CD Themes For Film

Forgiveness (2011) from his CD Themes For Film

GERSHWIN

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

Fascinating Rhythm from Lady Be Good (1924) (recorded 1926) †

I Got Rhythm from Girl Crazy (1930) (recorded 1931/1934) †

Love Is Here to Stay from The Goldwyn Follies (1937) ^ In memory of John and Mary Patrick

† Transcribed note by note from Gershwin’s piano playing by Steve Law

* Transcribed from Gershwin’s original orchestration by Steve Law

^ From the original vocal score

Steve Law (piano)


Wednesday 2nd June 

30 Anniversary of lunchtime concerts at Trinity Church, Hastings.

Holy Trinity Hastings, Robertson Street, Hastings, TN34 1HT

Original Gershwin!

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

GERSHWIN

Do Do Do from Oh Kay (1926) (recorded 1926) †

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

The Man I Love from Lady Be Good (1924) (recorded 1934) †

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

Opening and Andante from Rhapsody in Blue (1924) (recorded 1928) *†

Somebody from Somewhere

(music box sequence from the film Delicious 1931) †

My Cousin in Milwaukee / Isn’t It a Pity? from Pardon My English (1933) †

Jilted from Of Thee I Sing (1931) ^

Meadow Serenade from Strike Up the Band  (1927) *

STEVE LAW

Peter’s Theme (2010)

Forgiveness (2011)

GERSHWIN

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

Fascinating Rhythm from Lady Be Good (1924) (recorded 1926) †

I Got Rhythm from Girl Crazy (1930) (recorded 1931 and 1934) †

Love Is Here To Stay from The Goldwyn Follies (1937) ^

† Transcribed by Steve Law
* Arranged by Steve Law

^ from vocal score

Steve Law (piano)


2019

Saturday December 21st, 2019 at 2pm

Commemoration Hall, High Street, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6AP

Joplin          Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer
J.S. Bach      Prelude in C sharp major 
Mozart         Rondo a la Turca from Sonata in A, K311       
Beethoven   Fur Elise
Chopin         Waltz in D flat Op. 64 No.1 ‘Minute Waltz’
                Prelude in D flat major Op.24 No.15 ‘Raindrop’ 
Satie          Gymnopedie No.1
Debussy       Cakewalk from Children’s Corner
                Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque
Mayerl          Marigold
                Railroad Rhythm
Gershwin      The Man I love (transcribed Law)
                Someone to Watch Over Me (transcribed Law)
                I Got Rhythm (transcribed Law)
Bernard        Winter Wonderland  arr.by Steve Law
Anderson      Forgotten Dreams
Blake          The Snowman
Anderson     Sleigh Ride arr.Steve Law
Trad.            Carols

Steve Law piano

Thursday August 8th, 2019, at 12.30pm

St John’s Church, Greenhill, Sheepcote Road, Harrow, HA1 2JE

PROGRAMME DEDICATED TO MY FATHER KEITH LAW (1937-2019)

Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag

Vivien Ellis Coronation Scot

Joseph F Lamb Alaskan Rag

Leroy Anderson Forgotten Dreams

Debussy Arabesque No.1

Sinding Rustle of Spring

Gershwin 3 Preludes

Steve Law Prelude in F sharp

Rachmaninoff Prelude in C sharp minor Op.3 No.2 Piano Concerto No.2 Op.18  II. Adagio Sostenuto (excerpt arr. Law)

Steve Law Theme for an American Movie (dedicated to Keith Law), Goodbye

Malneck/Signorelli arr. Shearing Stairway to the stars

Steve Law piano

2018

Thursday August 23rd, 2018, at 12.30pm

St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow 

* Gareth Brynmor John (baritone) and Steve Law (piano)

Debussy    Suite Bergamasque (1890)

Faure      Nocturne No. 1 in E flat minor Op.33 No.1 (dedicated to the memory of David Williams)

Steve Law    Three Poems by Lorna Law (2018) *

Wedding Bells (2017) (written for the wedding of Lorna and Steve Law)

Gershwin      Rhapsody in Blue (1924)

Gareth Brynmor John baritone *
Steve Law piano

2017

SCOTT JOPLIN (1867-1917) – 100 YEARS CELEBRATION

 Thursday, June 8th, 2017, at 12.30pm

St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith,W6 9PJ

AND ON

Thursday, July 13th, 2017, at 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

2016

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, at 1pm

All Saints’ Parish Church, Hertford, Queen’s Road, Hertford, SG13 8AY

LEGENDARY 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, 2016, at 12.30pm

St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

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, 2016, at 12.30pm

St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

JAZZ INSPIRATIONS

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    

Cosma Sentimental Promenade

Dudley Moore Satie

Johnson/Waller Carolina Shout

Gershwin  S’Wonderful/Funny Face
I Got Rhythm

Steve Law  12 Pop Preludes (2013)

1 ‘See minor’
3 ‘Repetition’ 5 ‘Small country’
8 ‘I miss you, I love you’
9’Jan Hammered’

Barber     Excursion No.1

Clarence Smith Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie

Barber      Excursion No.2

Prokofiev   Precipitato from Piano Sonata No. 7 op.83

Steve Law piano

Friday, July 8th, 2016, at 1.30pm

St Johns Arts & Recreation Centre, Harlow, St Johns Walk, CM17 0AJ

LEGENDARY 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, 2016, at 12.30pm

St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9PJ

MUSIC FROM STAGE AND SCREEN

Dudley Moore   Moontime and Millionaire from Bedazzled

Henry Mancini   It’s Easy To Say from the film ’10’

Stanley Myers    Cavatina from The Deer Hunter

Steve Law          Reunion (2011), From me to you (2016)

Michael Legrand   Papa from Yentl

Harold Arlen / Harburg      Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

George Gershwin   Summertime from Porgy and Bess

Henry Mancini      Meggie’s Theme from The Thorn Birds

Henry Mancini / Johnny Mercer  Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s                     

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, at 12.30pm 

St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

THE GENIUS OF BILLY MAYERL – THE HAPPY, JAZZY PIANO

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

2015

violin premier

Thursday, September 17th, 2015, at 12.30pm  

St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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

Mark Wilson violin
Steve Law piano *
Neil Crossland  piano +

Thursday, August 20th, 2015, at 12.30pm 

St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

MUSIC FROM STAGE AND SCREEN

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

Janine van den Berg vocals
Steve Law  piano

Thursday, August 13th, 2015, at 12.30pm

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

2014

JAZZ CONNECTIONS and ORIGINAL GERSHWIN

Thursday, November 6th, 2014, at 12.30pm  

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) 
                        S'Wonderful / Funny Face from Funny Face (1927) †
                        Embraceable You from Girl Crazy (1930) 
                        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

HALOW PROJECT, THE LONDON PARTY, Thursday 24th September, 2014, at 7pm

St. Bart’s Brewery, EC1A 9DY

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

Featuring:
Rick Astley and Dawn Joseph
Britain's Got Talent finalist Lettice Rowbotham
Dona Oxford
Imogen Byron
Janine van den Berg & Steve Law (piano)
DJ set from Mighty Fine Entertainment

http://www.halowproject.org.uk/news/the-london-party-2014/

Sunday, August 31st, 2014, at 7.30pm

St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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

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
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)

Sunday, August 24th, 2014, at 7.30pm

St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

ORIGINAL GERSHWIN – STEVE LAW piano

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) 
I Got Rhythm from Girl Crazy                           (1930) †
Jilted from Of Thee I Sing                             (1931) 
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) 
Love Walked In                                         (1937) *

† Transcribed by Steve Law
* Arranged by Steve Law

Steve Law (piano)

Friday 4th July. 2014, at 8pm

The Bossayni Studio, Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 2QL

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

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 *
                     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                        Blue Skies *
Carmichael                    The Nearness of You *
Rodgers/Hart                  This Can't be Love *

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

2013

Sunday 10th March, 2013, at 2pm

St. Georges Church, Pinner, HA1 4RJ

STEVE LAW BIRTHDAY PARTY!

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. 

Thursday, February 7th, 2013, at 12.30pm

St Johns Church, Greenhill, Harrow

A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC AND JAZZ OF DUDLEY MOORE

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George Gershwin Love Walked in
Dudley Moore Suite from the film Bedazzled: †
Moontime, Millionaire, Cornfield and Lillian Lust
Dudley Moore Six Weeks (Part 1); Two Tunes for Brogan
Steve Law It Isn’t Even If 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)

2012

Friday 21st December 2012, at 1.10pm

St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

MUSIC BY GERSHWIN AND DUDLEY MOORE

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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)

Friday 23rd November 2012, at 1.30pm

St Johns’ Recreation Centre, Old Harlow, CM17 0AJ

A 10th TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC AND JAZZ OF DUDLEY MOORE

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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 dedicated to Dudley Moore
(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)

Friday 17th August 2012, at 1.10pm

St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

A 10th TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC AND JAZZ OF DUDLEY MOORE

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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 dedicated to Dudley Moore
(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)