“I give these 24 preludes the affectionate nickname of 'Piano Stool Preludes'.

As a child I would lift the lid of the large stool we had at the family piano and would excitedly discover Beethoven Sonatas, Bach Well Tempered Clavier, Chopin Nocturnes & Polonaises and Wagner opera selections. These lay unashamedly amongst Henry Mancini film themes, Teddy Wilson transcriptions and songs from the past 100 years of popular music and musical theatre. It was all fair game! In the same way, these pieces joyfully embrace that happy mix of styles which have formed my musical personality"