Composed by Peter Warlock
Arranged by Linda Kirkpatrick for Flute Choir
Published by Alry Publications
Includes score and parts
3 C Flutes
Capriol Suite (Peter Warlock, 1926): 'Peter Warlock' was the pen name of British composer and music critic Philip Arnold Heseltine (1894-1930). Heseltine had an interest in the occult, and published all his music using the pseudonym 'Warlock'. The Capriol Suite is a set of dances composed in the renaissance style, freely based on tunes found in a manual by the French priest Jehan Tabourot. The suite is regarded as an original composition, as opposed to an arrangement of Tabourot's dances. It includes unusual harmonies that were not used during the Renaissance era, but more in line with the expressionism movement (20th century) in music. Warlock originally composed the suite for a piano duet, and later scored it for string orchestra, as well as full orchestra. The suggested tempos for each dance are based on the string orchestra score, and should be adhered to, whenever possible.
The faster movements, Basse-Danse, Tordion, Bransles, and Mattachins will require a light and detached style of articulation.
The Pavane includes a 'tambourin' part, found in the 2nd, alto and bass flute lines, which provides the steady drum beat under the more lyrical melodic line. Pieds-en-l'air is marked 'Andante tranquillo', and is to be played in a gentle and dolce manner.