Some time over the summer, I started sketching out what would eventually become the Overture of an orchestral suite. The fugue was originally going to be a keyboard work, but by the time I had something substantial, the fall semester was creeping closer, so I figured I would incorporate it into a work for the SFU Chamber Orchestra. And then the other movements sort of fell in place.
Comments welcome. Enjoy.
i. Overture: Adagio maestoso - Allegro - Adagio maestoso (0:00 - 5:19)
ii. Air: Lento ma non tanto (5:20 - 7:41)
iii. Gavotte I - Gavotte II - Gavotte I da Capo: Allegretto (7:42 - 10:29)
iv. Gigue: Allegro vivace (10:30 - 13:46)
Orchestral Suite No. 1 has been composed for the Simon Fraser University Chamber Orchestra. I started the project in the middle of 2011 and worked on it on and off throughout the summer. Inspired by the orchestral suites of Johann Sebastian Bach, this work features a solo trio on flute, clarinet, and cello, with ripieno strings, continuo, and harpsichord.
I would like to thank Connor Bartol (clarinet), Adrienne Marino (flute), Steven Su (violin), and Jaewon Yon (cello) for participating in the reading session and advising for this work. I would also like to thank the entire Simon Fraser University Chamber Orchestra for inspiring me to take on this project.
Vincent Wayne--Ted Lo
Saturday, October 15, 2011