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Sudden Light
Artist
Alex Heffes
Label
Silva Screen Records
Catalogue Number
SILED1686
Release Date
May 6, 2022

Sudden Light is a brand-new album of solo piano music written by Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated composer Alex Heffes. With this album, the composer performs his own music for the first time stripped back to solo piano in an intimate and personal journey of rediscovery.

Born in the UK, Alex’s life-long passion for playing the piano started at an early age and has been a constant throughout his career as a composer. In 2018 his piano playing came to an abrupt halt following an accident that left one hand severely broken. Surgery and rehabilitation left him unable to fully play for an extended period and gradually lead to his almost abandoning the instrument. His latest album, Sudden Light is a musical journey of rediscovery. In exploring some of his previous compositions and re-working them for solo piano, a new light is cast on the music and a new path created to the composer rediscovering how to perform again.

Alex Heffes is a Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated composer known for his scores to over 60 movies and TV series including The Last King of Scotland, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, State of Play, Black Mirror, Roots and many others. Originally rising to critical acclaim with his scores to Kevin Macdonald’s Academy Award-winning One Day In September, BAFTA winning Touching The Void and others, he has collaborated with many of cinema’s top filmmakers such as Stephen Frears (The Program), Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe, A Suitable Boy), Catherine Hardwicke (Miss Bala) and JJ Abrams (11.22.63).


Tracklist (CD version)

  1. The Final Letter (From “Dear Frankie”)
  2. I Have Been Here Before (From “Hope Gap”)
  3. Shiny Shiny Waltz (From “Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole In My Heart”)
  4. Sadie’s Theme (From Here to Eternity) (From “11.22.63”)
  5. Phiona’s Theme (From “Queen of Katwe”)
  6. Moving On (From “The Elephant Queen”)
  7. One Day In September (From “One Day In September”)
  8. Theme from Mandela (From “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”)
  9. Aya’s Theme (From “Emperor”)
  10. Ronnie’s Theme (From “Ronnie’s”)
  11. Boston and Marie (From “The 24th”)
  12. Marie’s Rag (From “The 24th”)
  13. Penguin Raiders Return (From “Earth: One Amazing Day”)
  14. Rainforest Waltz (From “Earth: One Amazing Day”)
  15. Touching the Void (From “Touching the Void”)
  16. For John

Sheet Music

The sheet music for the following six pieces are available on Sheet Music Direct:

Moving On from THE ELEPHANT QUEEN

The Final Letter from DEAR FRANKIE

I Have Been Here Before from HOPE GAP

Phiona's Theme from QUEEN OF KATWE

Theme from MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

Rainforest Waltz from EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 The Final Letter (From "Dear Frankie") (Solo Piano Version) 4:32 Buy

    The Final Letter (From "Dear Frankie") (Solo Piano Version)

  2. 2 I Have Been Here Before (From "Hope Gap") (Solo Piano Version) 4:20 Buy

    I Have Been Here Before (From "Hope Gap") (Solo Piano Version)

  3. 3 Shiny Shiny Waltz (From "Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole In My Heart") (Solo Piano Version) 3:17 Buy

    Shiny Shiny Waltz (From "Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole In My Heart") (Solo Piano Version)

  4. 4 Sadie's Theme (From Here to Eternity) [From "11.22.63"] (Solo Piano Version) 2:53 Buy

    Sadie's Theme (From Here to Eternity) [From "11.22.63"] (Solo Piano Version)

  5. 5 Phiona's Theme (From "Queen of Katwe") (Solo Piano Version) 3:34 Buy

    Phiona's Theme (From "Queen of Katwe") (Solo Piano Version)

  6. 6 Moving On (From "The Elephant Queen") (Solo Piano Version) 4:21 Buy

    Moving On (From "The Elephant Queen") (Solo Piano Version)

  7. 7 One Day In September (From "One Day In September") (Solo Piano Version) 2:54 Buy

    One Day In September (From "One Day In September") (Solo Piano Version)

  8. 8 Theme from Mandela (From "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom") (Solo Piano Version) 3:11 Buy

    Theme from Mandela (From "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom") (Solo Piano Version)

  9. 9 Aya's Theme (From "Emperor") (Solo Piano Version) 3:23 Buy

    Aya's Theme (From "Emperor") (Solo Piano Version)

  10. 10 Ronnie's Theme (From "Ronnie's") (Solo Piano Version) 2:27 Buy

    Ronnie's Theme (From "Ronnie's") (Solo Piano Version)

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