This suite is composed of the movements characteristic of the baroque dance suite, but the style is thoroughly modern. For good measure, a gavotte, which may be played instead of, or immediately before or after the bourrée, and a pastoral, which may be played after the gigue, are included. These addenda are heard in the accompanying recording featuring the composer, soprano; and Scott Paterson, alto. The rhythmic complexities of the courante offer a particular challenge. Performers should take care to distinguish between the short trill and the mordent; the latter has a vertical stroke through it. Duration: 10:45
-- Anthony St. Pierre
A suite of conventional dance movements in the usual order, given the unconventional St. Pierre treatment, for soprano and alto. Accidentals abound and harmonies are often surprising.