Rule Britannia, Grandes Variations pour le Pianoforte, Opus 116 - Piano part
Composed by Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838). Edited by Stephen Begley. This edition: softcover. Bisel Classics. Part. With Text Language: English / German. Opus 116. 44 pages. Published by Bisel Classics (BI.979-0-50179-088-3).
Item Number: 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.