31 May 2023
By Ellie Palmer
The album will be released on 7 July
British pianist Adrian Lord is set to release a new album of original solo piano works this summer.
'Piano Postcards' features ten tracks all based on various locations, including scenes from Adrian’s childhood park in Cheshire, holidays to the magical Western Isles of Scotland and recollections of an unforgettable piano concert in Milan. Through his music, Adrian invites listeners to join him on a stroll down Llandudno’s Victorian pier, aboard a steam train on the iconic London Midland & Scottish Railway line and stargazing in the spa town of Moffat in Scotland, which is also known as ‘Dark Sky Town’. His love of walking and the Great British Outdoors feature heavily in his ‘postcards’, as he brings to life the magical views of the Peak District, the Wainwright Fells and the Scottish lochs.
Adrian comments, "I’ve been fortunate to experience so many breath-taking places throughout my life and they’ve certainly proved a strong influence on my piano compositions. I’m excited to share these new compositions and hope that my listeners will be able to picture themselves in these very special locations.”
'Piano Postcards' is set for release on 7 July
In celebration of the new album, Adrian will be performing all ten ‘postcards’, as well as favourite pieces from his three earlier albums, in a concert at Knutsford’s Hidden Barn on Thursday 20 July at 7.30pm. Tickets for this performance are on sale now here.
'Piano Postcards' will also be available as a book of sheet music, ideal for pianists at the grades 5-7 level. It will be available from 7 July on Adrian's website, Forsyths in Manchester, Margin Music in Macclesfield and JG Windows in Newcastle-upon-Tyne or downloaded on Sheet Music Plus.
Two tracks from the album – 'Castle Crag' and 'Wish you were Here' – are already available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music. You can stream them both below.