Richard Lambert Music

Praia Mar (Op.25)

A short piece for solo cor anglais with jazz-flavoured syncopation

This short solo piece was composed on 18 October 2000, at a single sitting in Carcavelos, near Lisbon, Portugal. Praia Mar (loosely, ‘Seashore’) takes its name from the composer’s hotel, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

It was written for an al fresco premiere the next day, outside the Royal Palace at Sintra. The soloist was Alexa Walters, who was then a pupil on a music tour from St. Helen’s School, Northwood, UK.

Constructed as a quasi-rondo, (A B A1 C B1 coda), this moto perpetuo, tonal piece has a lilting swing, with jazz-flavoured syncopation, exploiting the whole range of the instrument.



This recording of Praia Mar was produced using computer software called Sibelius: it is not a live recording.


You can view and purchase the score of Praia Mar from Forton Music (FM539: 2016 ISMN 979-0-57048-438-6).

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