British Suite composed by Anne Sullivan
Written for Flute and Piano
Includes score and parts
Includes 3 Pieces:
1) London Square: evoked a bit of royalty, as the main theme traces an even, rhythmmic pattern based on a descending scale. The simple scale is lightly decorated. A scherzo section follows, and this is where both th flutist and pianist have some fun. A section of artful sixteenth notes follows, providing a contrast to the scherzo. Later, the theme returns with a triumphant section in the flute's third octave, followed by a poignant conclusion.
2) Four O'Clock: is the typical tea time in Engalnd. In this movement, a bell tower can be heard marking the late afternoon hour. After the introduction, a beautiful theme unfolds, followed by a sixteenth note interlude in a new key. The theme later returns, as the bell tower concludes its distant chime.
3) Canterbury Tales: is the lighthearted final movement. The fast tempo and predominantly triplet rhythm is set in a Rondo form. Titled after Chaucer's 14th century tales of English socity, the harmonies in this section mirror the odd pretentions and culture of the time.