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Eight Escapes for Piano

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Original creations for the contemporary pianist by Rob Hall.

EIGHT ESCAPES for Piano is a fresh, engaging set of contemporary pieces suitable for pianists of Grades 5-7 who enjoy jazz-influenced music without improvisation.

This first collection by Rob Hall for Spartan Press provides a wide range of moods and challenges from the cascading opener Lifts, Escalators and Extreme Travelators, depicting a bustling Hong Kong, through the Edinburgh festival-funk of Cafe Graffiti and the whirling folk-infused Pied Piper, to an emotive epilogue Swan Song.

With its international theme, Eight Escapes will have wide appeal to advancing (or advanced) pianists and students alike.

Audio tracks of 3 of the pieces Hinterland, Pied Piper and Rondeau, arranged for saxophone and piano. See link above.

See https://youtu.be/63L6wU6rAbw


  • Café Graffiti
  • Campsie Falls
  • Hinterland
  • Lifts, escalators and extreme travelators
  • Pied Piper
  • Rondeau
  • Swan Song
  • Wynding Down
Cat No. SP1227
Price £6.95
ComposerRob Hall
CategoryPiano Solo
PublisherSpartan Press
SeriesEscapes for Piano
Difficulty level5 - 7
ISMN 979-0-57998-227-2
EAN-13 9790579982272
Weight 110 grams
Published 18th August 2015
Availability 39 in stock
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SP1227PD  Eight Escapes for Piano (PDF) [PDF DOWNLOAD]


I'm a big fan of Rob Hall's music. His jazz style is open to other influences - classical and folk for example - and the blend is a potent one, creating music that is above all about feeling and character. The pieces are also very well written for the piano.

International Pianist: Steven Osborne

Vibrant, often evocative ... he has a gift for writing bright, sinuous melodies over attractive rhythmic grooves fleshed out in turn with rich and often intricate harmonies.

The Scotsman

Hall has strong ideas and a playful sense of form.

Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD

Rob Hall is one of a happy bunch called 'the naturals'

James MacMillan