Composition - - American Recorder Society
Suite à deux en sol
By Anthony St. Pierre January 2006
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.
-- Glen Shannon
No. of Recorder Parts: 2
Difficulty: Challenging
Occasion: Any
Libraries: New Music for Recorder
Date Added: 12/15/2018
Style: Concert, Fast/Up-tempo, Laid-back/Slow, Tonal/Melodic, Non-tonal/Modern, Neo-Renaissance/Baroque/Classical