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979-0-57036-823-5 For Teresa – Score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£6.95)


For Teresa was commissioned by Tim Suter for his wife, Helen, as part of William Howard’s Love Songs Project and was first performed privately by William Howard for her 60th birthday in February 2017. He gave the public premiere at Hoxton Hall, London on 26th April 2017.

The music is based on the notes T E S (E flat) A of the Christian name of the composer’s wife, Teresa Cahill.  The music works towards a quotation of the opening of Beethoven’s Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, Für Elise (which also uses letters from the name Therese, H being B natural in German nomenclature), a piece which, it is now thought, was originally titled Für Therese and possibly composed for Theresa Malfatti, to whom Beethoven unsuccessfully proposed marriage in 1810, but recent musicology has suggested other possible dedicatees.



2 minutes 30 seconds

William Howard, 26th April 2017, Hoxton Hall, London

1 Piano
Composition date


Sixteen Contemporary Love Songs William Howard (piano) 1st June 2018


14 March 2019

'Love Songs and Hiding Places'

Harty Room, Queen's University, Belfast

William Howard

8 May 2018

Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ

William Howard (piano)

26 April 2017

Hoxton Hall, London

William Howard (piano)