October 23, 2009

Yorkshire Suite

This composition for small orchestra is based on a series of tunes I composed in the early 70s to serve as the incidental music for a production of D. H. Lawrence’s "The Daughter in Law" directed by John Pasquin at the McCarter Theater in Princeton. Then it was for solo bass recorder, here it is reimagined as perhaps an overture in two short movements. The tunes are original (as far as I know) and were written after some time immersing myself in North of England folk music. The play, a tragicomedy, was itself a composite of ups and downs, a world of morris dances and dirges. Enjoy.
Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG

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6 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Most enjoyable. How nice that you can record your musical compositions without hiring an orchestra. Oh, the wonders of technology.

Thanks to introductions by MadPriest, I'm listening to a good deal of English folk music. A good many fine musicians are performing today. At the moment, he's posting mostly prog (progressive, I suppose) music, which is not really to my taste, but chacun à son goût.

Jenny said...

Thank you so much for sharing such beauty with me on this fall day.
Jenny from Oregon

Two Auntees said...

Very soothing, wonderful, playful yet reflective for me. Thank you.

Mark Delcuze said...

There is a pulse of simple empassioned breathing in rustic English music. Thank you, good Tobias, you have restored my respiration this afternoon.

Mark across the River in Ridgefield

Jay said...

This music is simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing it. It is a very moving piece that draws me into it. Thank you again!

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Thanks for the kind words. This is one of my favorite forms of recreation, and the plus is that after I've "recreated" I've got something which I hope brings joy to others!