Iain Farrington

Pianist, organist, composer, arranger

Iain FarringtonRepertoire


Iain has established himself as an expert and versatile pianist and organist with a broad and unusual repertoire. He regularly performs standard repertoire in solo recitals, from Bach and Mozart to Chopin and Rachmaninov, and programmes equally encompass contemporary, light and jazz styles. As an accompanist and chamber musician, Iain is at home in a wide range of music, with programmes designed to entertain, challenge and inspire audiences.



Solo Piano Recital Programmes


These recitals not only provide an opportunity to hear music of the great composers, but may form the basis of a social event - a cheese and wine evening, St George's Day celebration, or some lighter music for an AGM concert. The following four themed programmes are suggestions for recitals. They are designed to be flexible, and individual programmes can be devised.



An Evening of British Music


Britten - Early Morning Bathe (Holiday Diary)

Ireland - The Island Spell

Walton - Five Bagatelles (arr. Farrington)

Elgar - Three Improvisations

Elgar - Concert Allegro

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Bax - In a Vodka Shop

Howells - Two Folk Dances

Vaughan Williams - Hymn Tune Prelude on ‘Song 13’

Farrington - Mozart Variations

Billy Mayerl – All of a Twist, Marigold, Railroad Rhythm

Lennon/McCartney (arr. Farrington) – Strawberry fields forever

Traditional (arr. Farrington) – Sailor’s Hornpipe



French Soirée


Poulenc - Toccata

Faure - Trois Romances sans Paroles:

Ravel - Sonatine:

Messiaen - Première communion de la Vierge (Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus)

Debussy - L'isle joyeuse

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Debussy - Estampes
Poulenc -
Two Novelettes

Satie - Gnossienne 1, Gymnopedie 1, Gnossienne 3

Bizet/Farrington - Carmen Fantasy



A Night of Light


Traditional (arr. Farrington) – Sailor’s Hornpipe

Edward Elgar – Serenade

William Walton – Popular Song (Façade)

Percy Grainger – Country Gardens

Billy Mayerl – All of a Twist, Marigold, Railroad Rhythm

George Gershwin (arr. Farrington) – It ain’t necessarily so, Someone to watch over me, I got rhythm

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Iain Farrington – Fiesta!

Lennon/McCartney (arr. Farrington) – Strawberry fields forever

Andersson/Ulvaeus (arr. Farrington) – Money, money, money

Art Tatum – Humoresque, Tiger Rag



Introduction to Contemporary Music


György Ligeti – Musica ricercata

Einojuhani Rautavaara – Icons

Arvo Pärt – Für Alina

John Adams – China Gates

Stanley Glasser – Sekukuni Revelry

Einojuhani Rautavaara – Passionale

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James Macmillan – A Cecilian Variation for JFK

Judith Weir – The King of France

Jonathan Harvey – ff

Anthony Payne – Song Without End

Gabriel Jackson – Memorial Blues

Roger Redgate – trace

John Tavener – Zodiacs

Stephen Montague – Tsunami

Francis Pott – Farewell to Hirta

Iain Farrington – Mozart Variations


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