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St Anthony and the Beggar

Martin Roscoe (piano)

 

This is another in the series of piano pieces written in 1972. This one has a curious and macabre programme note: St Anthony dedicated his life to the poor and the sick. He was the patron saint for the recovery of lost items and is credited with many miracles involving lost people, lost things and even lost spiritual goods,  The beggar in this story prays to St Anthony, but then dies while being harassed. George wrote on the score: "Maybe he found what he was looking for?" 

This recording with Martin Roscoe on piano was the first record to be produced by George himself, in the early days of his exploration of the possibilities of digital recording.  

 

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St Anthony