Ballade for Viola and String Orchestra

Godfrey Ridout
Composition Date: 1938
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Viola(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Viola ( Solo )
  • 1 x String orchestra
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Programme Note:
“The first Ballade was written in the summer of 1938, when I was still young enough to imitate shamelessly my favourite composers, Elgar and Delius. The resemblance to Delius stops after the first bar, but undisguised fragments of the Elgar cello concerto crop up throughout the balance of the work. It is a simple, lyrical piece that almost doggedly clings to the key of C major, is not calculated as a showpiece and presents no difficulties to the performer. The texture is mildly contrapuntal and the emphasis is entirely on the melodic line.”

Premiere Information:
May 1939, Toronto; Cecil Figelski, viola; CBC Melodic Strings conducted by Alexander Chuhaldin

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1612 R547Ba 2010
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Viola(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • February 16, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (14 p.) ; 39 cm.
    14 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 15
    5 parts ([15] p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
    1 solo part (3 p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Solo viola and string orchestra

    2010 Typeset edition.
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