Composition - - American Recorder Society
Suite à deux en sol
By Anthony St. Pierre January 2006
 
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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