Independent label: John Vallier, who died in 1991 was trained by the distinguished pianist Mathilde Verne (his aunt) and was noted for his Chopin interpretations. He composed among other things for piano solo, Five Cornish Sketches (1953), a Toccatina (1950), Witches' Ride (1956), Humming Bird, a miniature inspired by a visit to South America, Variations on John Peel (1963) and, especially commissioned, The Royal Suite and Royal Lullaby, both published and first performed as recently as 1988. These latter are attractive pieces in the English light music tradition. His last work, completed just before his death, was a Piano Concerto in A Minor. Distributed By.