Subscribe to hoofdwerks music see what hoofdwerk used to make this recording. The suite started life as the test piece, in 1932, for the national brass band championship of. The majority of his output consists of piano miniatures and of songs with piano. A downland suite by john ireland, richard hickox, city of london sinfonia from amazons classical music store.
There are more than 200 existing historical and contemporary recordings of informed and modern interpretations. Orchid city brass band prelude from a downland suite. It has also been arranged for string orchestra and various other instruments the english composer john ireland wrote the work in 1932 for the national brass band championship of great britain at a time when original pieces were regularly commissioned for major contests. Suite for string orchestra david garforth on allmusic 1984.
The arrangements were made by johann simon kreuzpointner. I purchased a fine new edition with organarrangements of beethovencompositions. Performed by hong kong chordophonia conducted by leung hok kiu johnson a downland suite i. The suite is a pictorial depiction enshrining the composers love for the rolling.
The third movement of the suite, the minuet, is played here by the. The preludes contrasting solo and tutti passages and strong rhythms are appropriately followed by a tender and expressive elegy whose longstranded melody is tellingly harmonized and. Hyperion offers both cds, and downloads in a number of formats. Composer and recording artist based in johannesburg, south africa, and best remembered for the track i like produced in the 1980s. A downland suite ireland mp3 and lossless downloads. Allegro energico arranged by ireland, johnarranged by bush, geoffrey arranged. John irelands music is about as british as you can get. Compared with ireland, walton sounds too nervous, holst sounds too tentative, and vaughan williams sounds too eccentric. Available in the national library of australia collection.
It has also been arranged for string orchestra and various other. However, it is in the public domain in canada where imslp is hosted and other countries where the term is lifeplus50 years such as china, japan, korea and many others worldwide. Originally written by john ireland for brass band, a downland suite was later arranged for string orchestra by geoffrey bush. Ireland gives us our clue by repeating the elegy theme in the last movement.
Ireland john f sharp minor england 20th century modern modern art song kunstlieder solos. Provided to youtube by naxos of america a downland suite arr. A downland suite is structured classically, revealing itself in the loose sonata form of the prelude, the songlike elegy, the minuet, and a last movement which utilizes the rondo. John ireland a downland suite, arrangement for orchestra. Arranged for string orchestra by john ireland and geoffrey bush 19201998. String orchestra violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, bass grade 5 composed by john ireland 18791962.
The other movements in this suite work better in d major, but the c major arrangement of this movement might be a good choice for you if you are playing the gavottes alone and find them difficult to play in d or you just like the sound in c. Bush play streams in full or download mp3 from classical archives, the largest and best organized classical music site on the web. Prelude welcome to the daily download, a handpicked, free, downloadable piece of classical music available every weekday. Miniature suite ireland, john it is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the eu, or in any country where the term is lifeplus70 years. It is composed of differents sensors and of a manager. Spring sorrow ireland, john sursum corda ireland, john t.
John ireland, richard hickox, london symphony orchestra. On 16 january 1951 the boyd neel orchestra gave another performance of concertino pastorale, a work they had played many times. Ireland developed his own style a complex mix of the english pastoral tradition and impressionism. He was almost an exact contemporary of ralph vaughan williams and his music is full of the same sweeping gestures, the same affectionate reliance on folk melodies. Tight thematic unity between movements gives the work its cohesion. A downland suite, arrangement for orchestra completed by g. If there were dreams to sell high ireland john f england 20th century modern modern artsong kunstlieder solos thomas lovell beddoes. Suite is structured classically, revealing itself in the loose sonata form of the prelude, the songlike elegy, the. Te deum laudamus in f major ireland, john there is a garden in her face ireland, john the towing path ireland, john the trellis ireland, john v. The downland suite was originally composed for brass band in 1932. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems.
This piece was used as the test piece for the 1932 crystal palace national brass band. A profile of the composer john ireland 18791962, along with a list of their works available to browse and buy. John ireland 1879 1962 english composer and pianist. The first cello suite was originally composed in g major, but is commonly played in d major on the guitar. One of irelands best known works a downland suite was originally composed as a brass band commission for a competition testpiece in 1932. A downland suite is one of a pair of works ireland wrote for brass band the other being comedy overture in the 1930s. This cd also includes a downland suite in four movements.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. There is another fine recording of the downland suite with a much longer program of irelands music by richard hickox, also on chandos, but i always found the performance here much more spirited, especially in the prelude which seems to thrust you galloping full speed into the english countryside. This page lists all recordings of a downland suite by john ireland 18791962. John ireland forgotten riteoverlanders suite, etc cd. Download mp3 click on images to left for score sample. The music of john ireland is as good as it gets for the generation of english composers who peaked in the years between the two world wars. Performance of prelude, the 1st movement from john ireland s a downland suite at the first presbyterian church in north palm beach, fl on sunday, april 6, 2014 by the orchid city brass band.
Fans of impressionist orchestral music and some fans of the piano originals, though, may well experience a thrill, as. At the end of each line you find more information about the music of that specific performer. A suite, in the baroque meaning of the word, was a collection of dance tunes. Ireland, one of the leading composers of the english pastoralist generation a loose group of composers who often found their inspiration and their style in english rural folk music was goaded into writing this suite by harry mortimer, one of the countrys leading bandleaders. A downland suite is felicitously served on this latest anthology from warwickshires orchestra of the swan under david curtisi love the thrusting vigour of curtiss preludeand his shapely and infectiously spirited account overall is a most winning onethat tireless champion of. The italian violinist and conductor fabio biondi, notably famous for his rendition of the four seasons by vivaldi with his ensemble europa galante, is one of the musicians who actively spurns the idea of separating and compartmentalising music. Preludes for piano is a set of four short pieces for piano solo composed by john ireland between 19 and 1915.
Downland suite is structured classically, revealing itself in the loose sonata form of the prelude, the songlike elegy. Along with a great lyrical gift, ireland had a powerful compositional personality and the masterful technique with which to express. Click on the button to go to the page where you can download the music. A suite generally opened with a prelude and then presented a number of dances in various time signatures and moods. The elegy and menuet are among irelands most popular compositions, the elegy having an elgarian flavour in its melodic structure and the charming menuet having something of a bucolic feel. John ireland downland suite sheet music, music books. In fact, the opening rondo theme is virtually the elegy but played four times as fast and the minuet is the elegy theme in inversion. His bestknown works include the hymn the holy boy and a. John nicholson ireland august 1879 12 june 1962 was an english composer and teacher of classical music. For example 602 m128 means that this performer offers a mp3 file of 128kbps that takes 6. A downland suite is a 1932 composition for brass band in four movements by john ireland.
Bush play streams in full or download mp3 from classical archives. A downland suite is felicitously served on this latest anthology from warwickshires orchestra of the swan under david curtisi love the thrusting vigour of curtiss prelude and his shapely and infectiously spirited account overall is a most winning onethat tireless champion of british music raphael wallfisch plays with full. The elegy melody provides the kernel and the rising fourth interval is seminal. David curtis in highresolution audio at available in 44. A downland suite by john ireland 18791962 score and.562 12 38 166 1306 404 723 746 438 900 889 361 1263 1263 1444 996 628 695 1039 1285 1170 1471 1534 1134 487 183 1059 935 647 960 507 1221 1471 1091 876 852 99 656 1091 250 1139 376 878 430 1202 297 1061