CONCORDIA SUITE

1. March
2. Lullaby
3. Waltz
4. Jig

 

YEAR: 2014

 

DURATION: 18′

 

INSTRUMENTATION: String Orchestra

 

SELECTED PERFORMANCES:
14 May 2015, St Peters Assembly Rooms, Hale, Altrincham
Academy St. Peter's

 

COMMISSION:

Commissioned to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Concordia Orchestra, Hazel Grove, Stockport.

 

NOTES: The Concordia Suite has interest for every part, with both melodic lines and counterpoint.  There are four contrasting movements:

  1. Soldiers march by.  They think they are fearsome, but appear to be toy, tin soldiers.

  2. I had long wanted to incorporate the beautiful Welsh melody Suo Gân into a work, and this was the one.

  3. A graceful waltz.

  4. Another Welsh tune, Wyres Megan, forms the basis of this lively jig.