Suite After Old English Songs (English horn)
SMC SU412/ HL 3776322
English Horn, Piano
The Suite was originally commissioned by Roger Rush as a solo vehicle for English Horn and band after he experienced difficulty finding suitable repertoire for this combination. The successful 1996 premiere led to the composer making additional versions of the solo part for F horn and alto saxophone, with piano reductions for all three instruments and an arrangement with string orchestra accompaniment. The work is comprised of four movements, each based on a combination of English folk melodies: I. Early One Morning, II. Green Bushes, III. I'll Love My Love, IV. The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies. Duration ca. 20'.