Music for a young prince

Godfrey Ridout
Composition Date: 1959
Revision Date: 1959
Duration: 00:19:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 3 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Horn
  • 3 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Timpani
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
Godfrey Ridout

Music for a Young Prince, 1959

Commissioned by: CBC for the Royal Visit and the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway

“1. Dreams: ‘The dreams of childhood… its airy fables… its graceful, beautiful, humans, impossible adornments of the world beyond.’ (Dickens)

2. From the Caboose: ‘With a clickety clack, a long mile back, the crummy tails the drag…’ (traidional railroad ballad)

3. The Cowboy and the Injun: Variation of the cowboy song, ‘As I went walkin’ one fine summer evenin’

4. Pageantry: ‘… pass before me knights and cavaliers long dead. Barons are in their castle halls; the troubadours are singing. Armed knights go forth to redress wrongs, some in quest of the Holy Grail.’ (Whitman)”

Premiere Information:
CBC Symphony, Geoffrey Waddington, conductor, Toronto 1959


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 R547mu
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 6, 1989
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 miniature score (32 p.) ; 28 x 39 cm.
    32 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 167
    1 score (70 p.) ;
    70 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    27 parts (available for rental) ([167] p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 3(picc)222/4331/timp, perc/strings.

    Ms. (photocopy); originals of study score and parts in CMC Toronto.

    Duration: ca. 19:00

    Suitable for youth & community orchestras.

    1. Dreams -- 2. From the caboose -- 3. The cowboy and the injun -- 4. Pageantry.
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