Suite Antique - for Flute and Piano. (Originally for Flute, Harpsichord and Strings). By John Rutter (1945-). For flute and piano accompaniment. Flute. 20th Century. Difficulty: difficult. Instrumental solo book and piano reduction. Composed 1979. 41 pages. Duration 17'. Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780193586918. 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
For flute, harpsichord, and strings or flute and piano The instrumentation is the same as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5. The Suite is made up of six movements ranging from `a Bach-like Aria' to a 'Richard Rodgers-style Waltz'. Rutter's own style comes forth most strongly in the final Rondeau with its characteristically forward-driving rhythms and beautiful melodic lines. Evoking an 'antique' spirit, each movement is based on a Baroque or Classical style. Full scores and parts are available on hire from the publisher.
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