Ex-DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist JON LORD Plays 'Child In Time' On Piano (Video)

According to JonLord.org, former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord took a novel approach to "Child In Time" during rehearsals in Hungary for last night's (September 18) concert in Budapest.

Ignoring the keyboards present at the rehearsal facility, he decided to try out the old DEEP PURPLE classic on piano.

Singer Kasia Laska was at hand with her camera, and in the clip below is a rare glimpse of a new version of an old classic; "Child In Time", the piano version.

At the concert in Budapest, Lord played the song on Hammond organ.

Lord performed his "Sarabande" suite from 1975 in its entirety at last night's show. "Sarabande" is one of Jon Lord's most successful and most loved orchestral works.

Recorded in Oer-Erckenschwick near Cologne, Germany in 1974 with the now-defunct Philharmonica Hungarica orchestra conducted by Eberhard Schoener, the full suite comprises:

* Fantasia
* Sarabande
* Aria
* Gigue
* Bourrée
* Pavane
* Caprice
* Finale

The original recording also featured Andy Summers on guitar (later with THE POLICE), Pete York on drums, Mark Nauseef on percussion (later drums with IAN GILLAN band and THIN LIZZY) and Paul Karass on bass.
"I have taken the opportunity to brush-up the 1975 orchestrations, and have therefore also orchestrated 'Aria' — which was played on piano and synthesizers on the recording, and 'Caprice' which was just the group," Lord said. "The 'Finale', too, has had a make-over to allow the 'parade of themes' section, which was done with tape-loops on the recording, to be played live. Had a lot of fun doing it, too."

The complete "Sarabande" suite will also be performed in Sofia on October 30 and in Essen on November 15.

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