Sea Storm Op.24

Written to a private commission in 1997, and first performed by the composer at a concert of his own work at St. John’s College, Oxford in 2000. The work is included on Lionel’s piano album ‘Sunlight and Storms’ (Navona Records NV5951).


piano solo


c.5 minutes

Year Completed



… Sea Storm continues the theme of grandeur, suggesting murmuring oceanic distances. Over an ostinato, and growing from it, the storm thrives and leaves the listener to choose between the suggestion of the sea swell and the tempest of human emotions.

Album Review : Sunlight & Storms
Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International


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