FOLK SONG SUITE

A lively suite of folk tunes for children’s voices (suitable for ages 10–14), solo violin and chamber orchestra.

  • 1975/2008
  • 15 minutes
  • Download the lyrics

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Folk Song Suite for children’s voices, solo violin and chamber orchestra.

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Folk Song Suite for children’s voices, piano and optional percussion for five players.

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PERFORMANCES

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA VERSION:

1 July 1975 at Lord Grey school, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire

3 July 1975 at Lord Grey school, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire

6 July 1976 at William Ransom JMI school, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

17 July 1976 at Ward Freman school, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, with Anne Ashby (McNaughton) (violin)

28 January 1977 at Bassingbourn Music Club, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, with Jill Weaver (violin)

22 July 1992 at Tannery Drift school, Royston, Hertfordshire, with Janet Hicks (violin) and Pam Lambert (conductor)

4 October 1992 at St John the Baptist church, Royston, Hertfordshire, with Janet Hicks (violin). Performed at Royston Arts Festival

14 May 1994 at St Christopher school, Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Young Singers, Choir and school orchestra with Minako Tsuchihashi (violin)

12 November 1998 Rowland Brown Hall, St Helen’s School, Northwood. Laura Kwan and Jenny Pang (violin soloists), Middle School Choir and Sinfonia.

22 October 1999 at Scuola Media Statale, Riccione, Italy, with Samantha Vong (violin)

22 October 1999 at Teatro da Rimini, Rimini, Italy, with Samantha Vong (violin)

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