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 to hire at the OUP link below.
Orchestration: fl, hpd, str