INSTRUMENTATION: String Orchestra
14 May 2015, St Peters Assembly Rooms, Hale, Altrincham
Academy St. Peter's
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:
Soldiers march by. They think they are fearsome, but appear to be toy, tin soldiers.
I had long wanted to incorporate the beautiful Welsh melody Suo Gân into a work, and this was the one.
A graceful waltz.
Another Welsh tune, Wyres Megan, forms the basis of this lively jig.