John R Williamson: Lament for Sarah (EDN80008)
This is a sheet music edition of Lament for Sarah by John Ramsden Williamson
Published by Divine Art Edition
John R. Williamson was born on October 31st, 1929 in Manchester. He studied composition under Richard Hall and piano with Hedwig Stein at the Royal Manchester College of Music and gained ARMCM, following this further with a B Mus (Dunelm), LRAM and FLCM externally. He also studied briefly with Lennox Berkeley.
Since then he has taught music in a variety of schools and colleges in England and Wales. His compositions include five piano concerti, an extensive amount of solo piano music, twenty five sonatas for many combinations, chamber music, orchestral pieces, a symphony and a ‘Cello Concerto.
This piano solo was written in 1998 after the sudden death of the composer's grand-daughter at the age of seven. It is taken from a section of a set of variations for harp solo. The composer plays ‘Lament for Sarah’ on Diversions DDV24144.