Ballade for viola and string orchestra

Godfrey Ridout
Composition Date: 1938
Revision Date: 1938
Duration: 00:09:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Viola(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x String orchestra
Programme Note:

Godfrey Ridout

Ballade for Viola and String Orchestra, 1938

Commissioned by:


“It 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 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:
William Primrose, viola, with the Toronto Symphony, conducted by Sir Ernest MacMillan, 1938

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1612 R547Ba
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Viola(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 30, 1989
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (12 p.) ;
    12 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
    Parts page count: 12
    Piano Reduction: 7 Pages
    6 parts ((12) p.) ;
    12 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    1 piano score (7 p.) ;
    7 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For viola and string orchestra.
    Ms. (photocopy); transparencies of piano score, solo, and orchestra parts in CMC Toronto.
    Duration: ca. 9:00
    A program note for this work can be found in A Concert goer's companion to music (text) / Godfrey Ridout. Toronto: G.V. Thompson, 1996.
    Suitable for youth & community orchestras.
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