SUITE FOR STRINGS No. 1

1. Allegretto
2. Lento Tranquillo
3. Allegro

 

YEAR: 2008

 

DURATION: 12′

 

INSTRUMENTATION: String Orchestra

 

SELECTED PERFORMANCES:
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.