Rule Britannia, Opus 116, Piano Part by Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838). Edited by Stephen Begley. For piano. This edition: softcover. Bisel Classics. Piano Part. Text Language: English / German. Opus 116. 46 pages. Published by Bisel Classics (BI.979-0-50179-088-3).
ISBN 9790501790883. With Text Language: English / German. A4 inches.
The "Grand Variations on "Rule Britannia"" are a pianistic tour de force which is sure to leave audiences breathless for more from this little known composer who served his apprenticeship under both Albrechtsberger and Beethoven. Written during an eleven year residency in London and based on one of the most enduring patriotic songs of all time, this work stands as testimony to the great affection Ries had for his English home and with it, he endowed our common musical heritage with a work of persuasive grandeur.