Collaborating with Patrick on SC-T’s Nonet

Thanks for letting me know about  your father’s death, as part of what must be a huge job.

I had just a short connexion with him, about 10 years ago.    He had republished a nonet by Samuel Coleridge Taylor, involving a virtuoso piano part which I unwisely attempted to play!     A friend of mine called Patsy Moore, another pianist, was also preparing the work.    We both began to suspect that one or two misprints had crept in, and I think each of us had brief collaborative relationships with Patrick, in which he was amazingly agreeable and seemed to trust the corrections we suggested.    As I sweated away, practising, it was very refreshing to picture Patrick out there in Mallorca, reviving my own memories of Deia!

With best wishes,

Nick Murray

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