Carse, Adam: The Winton Suite. Score
Prelude; Air; Dance; Song; Finale
Reissued by popular demand, Adam Carse’s Winton Suite is among the many treasures to be found in the Naxos CD series of English string miniatures, where it appears in volume six, together with music by Holst, Purcell and Warlock.
Standing worthily beside more familiar pieces for string orchestra such as Elgar’s Serenade and Parry’s Lady Radnor Suite, it is a five-movement work in a vigorous classical form that balances stirring fast music with lyrical, reflective passages.
It will have a wide currency among music lovers in general, and will appeal particularly to string specialists in search of repertoire for summer schools and educational courses, especially those involving young musicians whose technical limitations do not prevent them from tackling repertoire of genuine substance and stature.
The string parts (188.8.131.52.2) are also available for sale….