Jon Lord’s music continues to trickle into published scores available to buy. Aimed at performers and/or students of Jon’s music, the scores are being meticulously prepared for publication by conductor Paul Mann a close friend of Jon’s.
A brand new score of Jon’s Durham Concerto is nearing publication by Schott Music, but many other works are already available. One is the new piano reduction of To Notice Such Things, Jon’s 2009 suite composed in memory of his friend John Mortimer.
Jon explained about the piece, “I wanted to give the flute the job of speaking for John throughout the Suite; his laughter and his sighs, his wistfulness and occasional mild cantankerousness, his playfulness, and also the anguish and then the acceptance of his final days.”
This new edition of the score contains as an appendix the speaker and piano version of Afterwards, the suite’s final movement. It is believed the piano for this was originally improvised by Jon in the studio, and was only taken down in paper for the Celebrating Jon Lord concert in April 2014 when Paul Mann performed it onstage with Jeremy Irons.
Other works by Jon Lord available from Schott Music: