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Harold Budd mini piece for Bath Festival

Harold Budd

Harold Budd was commissioned to compose a short piece for the 2008 Bath Festival for its 60th anniversary. Typical Budd, a few notes can carry a hell of a lot of weight. Last year’s out-of-retirement “Perhaps” released as a digital-only download on Samadhi Sound was totally stunning.

The Bath Festival organizers decided to make a little contest out of Budd’s mini-piece, The Midnight Winds of London, and have contributors submit their own versions.

The original:


The score:

One take: