Volume 4 is the last volume of piano pieces belonging to Mark John McEncroe’s REFLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS series. These are very personal pieces inspired by a variety of chapters in his life.
As a retired chef, McEncroe employs the ideals and skill sets learned in the food industry to his compositions. McEnroe lets nothing go to waste, and crafts compositions out of musical ingredients that may not work on their own, but blend together to make something unique and deeply personal. When working on larger pieces, McEncroe saves their pianistic reductions and adapts them to serve a solo piano setting, making the most of his musical creations for the consumption and enjoyment of listeners. In this unique collection, however, the composer crafted works specifically for piano performance.
As a composer, McEncroe draws upon past experiences and the tranquility of his Japanese garden and Koi pond. Beyond that, he lets his music tell his stories, and encourages listeners to look inward and create their own context with his compositions to establish a deeper and more personal connection to the music.