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A Downland Suite

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A Downland Suite was composed in 1932. Its style is simple and direct, showing both a sympathy for the medium and the composer’s remarkable understanding of musical form. The Prelude’s contrasting solo and tutti passages and strong rhythms are appropriately followed by a tender and expressive Elegy whose long-stranded melody is tellingly harmonized and idiomatically scored. The succeeding Minuet has much of the grace and flowing counterpoint of its classical models and is written with such art as to bring a smile unbidden to the listener’s lips. Attractive and bright, the concluding Rondo ends this delightful suite with a flourish, following a penultimate passage of broad and apt sentiment.

from notes by Peter Lamb 1988

Recordings

English Music for Brass
CDH55070Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

Details

Movement 1: Prelude
Track 1 on CDH55070 [5'25] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Archive Service
Movement 2: Elegy
Track 2 on CDH55070 [3'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Archive Service
Movement 3: Minuet
Track 3 on CDH55070 [4'23] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Archive Service
Movement 4: Rondo
Track 4 on CDH55070 [3'36] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Archive Service

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