Swinstead - A Tender Flower
Swinstead - A Tender Flower is set for the ABRSM Grade 1 piano exam (2011-12). Swinstead (1880-1959) was and English composer, performer and teacher. He was also an ABRSM examiner!
This piece was originally printed in Original Pianoforte Pieces Book 1 (ABRSM), which contains many interesting pieces that should be well within the grasp of pianists who are just starting to play at Grade 1 level.
An excellent performance here gives a sense of the tranquil mood in a gentle, well controlled tone and smooth legato. The pace is never hurried.