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Suite No. 1

By John Ritchie

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String orchestra
Composed by John Ritchie. This edition: softcover. String Orchestra. Study score. Composed 2003. 28 pages. Duration 00:14:45. Edition Peters #PREPME04S. Published by Edition Peters (PE.PREPME04S).

Item Number: PE.PREPME04S

ISBN 9790674520300.

Rooted in the pastoral mode of Elgar and Vaughan Williams, Suite No.1 (1956) is an early manifestation of Ritchie’s lifelong preoccupation with the ritornello as a basis for first-movement structure. The Air is a dreamy, slow-moving waltz with a folky feel, an intense middle section and a reprise that exploits a solo viola in its final bars. A prominent divisi viola sound features in the slow march that makes up the middle of the Intrada, while the Fugue’sjaunty theme approaches jazz in spirit.

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