In composing for recorders, Anthony St. Pierre has frequently taken inspiration from Henry Purcell. In Around on a Ground, he cyclically applies modal alterations to each iteration of the ground from the so-called Bell Anthem, Rejoice in the Lord Alway, of Purcell. The ground passes alternately from the alto to the bass recorder.
Players of intermediate ability will find approachable challenges in this duet. Duration: 1:45 Performed by Scott Paterson, alto; and Anthony St. Pierre, bass