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12 Piano Solos
Performed by John Sheard

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Track Listing

1. Jerusalem listen
(Hubert Parry) arr. Sheard - 3:36

2. Lulu’s Back In Town
(Dubin/Warren) - 3:21

3. In The Bleak Midwinter
(Darke) Arr. Sheard – 4:32

Spanish Triptych

4. Los Desaparecidos listen
(Sheard) – 3:36

5. Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo
(Sheard) – 3:29

6. L’Amanacer
(Sheard) – 4:13

7. Divinum Mysterium
(Plainsong) arr. Sheard – 4:01

8. Sentimental Peregrination 
arr.Sheard – 3:29

9. Crepuscule
(Sheard) – 12:47

10. Fur Anna Kristina
(Sheard) – 3:55

11. La Cressoniere
(Sheard) – 2:02

12. Café Azzurro
(Sheard) – 3:55

Total running time: 60.41


All songs John Sheard/Diverse Music c Socan 2000 except tracks,8.


Produced by John Sheard

The album and song title “Jerusalem” is taken from the preface to ‘Milton’ written by the great William Blake. It was set to music a century later by Parry and added to the Anglican hymnal.

The Spanish Triptych is dedicated to Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (The Grandmothers of May Square) for having the courage to raise their voices against an oppressive Argentine dictatorship in the seventies and eighties. Their search for the children who disappeared in that regime (Los Ninos Desaparecidos) is ongoing.

Special Thanks:

Above all to my parents, Joseph and Gloria Sheard for enthusiastically supporting my musical career always, especially my mother Gloria for bringing music into my life at a young age…and that has made all the difference.

To my Michko for her (mostly) unwavering patience throughout two decades of noisy rehearsals, hungry musicians and lots of wrong notes. Also to Stuart Mclean for his Vinyl Cafe – which is surely the catalyst for this recording.  Finally, to the late Eric Lewis, my first piano teacher and a great old guy.

Additional acknowledgements:
Mia Sheard for sisterly advice and CD biz;
John Bailey for never crying uncle.


Photo: Don Rooke




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