A Jazz Burlesque was originally was compose as a piano solo.
It was later arranged for accordionist, Kevin Friedrich, one of New Zealand’s leading accordionists and a member of the International Trio from Kansas in America. The International Trio premiered A Jazz Burlesque in Auckland, June 1991, at the New Zealand Accordion Championships. It was later arranged for accordion orchestra and a string orchestra arrangement followed for the all female string ensemble ‘String Silhouette’. They premiered it in Auckland, June 1993.
Counting through the tones of ‘In a Landscape’ by John Cage, in the manner of counting a rosary. The title means an offering to Buddha; this is not so much a material offering but more that of a good heart.
Composed in Toronto in June, 2001 and first performed by the Natsuki Emura Piano Duo in a concert of New Zealand piano music at MusiCasa, Tokyo in October 2001.