Rutter, John : Suite Antique
John Rutter-Suite Antique
for Flute , harpsichord and strings
Reduction for flute and piano
Flute and piano accompaniment - Difficulty: difficult
Originally for Flute, Harpsichord and Strings. Composed by John Rutter (1945-). 20th Century. Instrumental solo book and piano reduction. Composed 1979. 41
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.