SUITE FOR STRINGS No. 1
2. Lento Tranquillo
INSTRUMENTATION: String Orchestra
24 September 2011, Cheadle Hulme and 25 September 2011, Marple Festival
Amaretti Chamber Orchestra
NOTES: This suite opens with a gentle, flowing melody in the first violins, which is extended and developed by the violas, then by cellos and bass. The second movement grows from a darker, veiled melody in lower strings, capturing the drifting, looming quality of mist on the moors. The work is rounded off with a lively, syncopated final movement.