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01684 773883

Paul Lewis (1943- )
for string quartet

Catalogue Number: GM027

ISMN: 9790222230422

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English Suite for String Quartet image
English Suite was originally written for string quartet but is also published in a version for string orchestra (GMCO042). The work reflects the composer's love of the English countryside, uses folk song-like material and sits firmly in the tradition established by Holst and Vaughan Williams. Paul Lewis is of the opinion that every English composer should write a work for string orchestra.
This suite is in four movements: March, Meditation, Jig & Jaunt.
PAUL LEWIS was born in Brighton in 1943, avoided all formal musical training and worked during his teens in music publishing instead. He wrote his first score for a major TV drama at the age of 20, since when he has scored over 130 different TV plays and series, from high drama (Peter O'Toole in "The Dark Angel") to children's comedy (the long-running series "Woof!"). Paul also enjoys composing concert and chamber works, all of them tonal and of a generally optimistic and romantic nature. Television, he says, has taught him to send the audience away whistling the tune, and he doesn't see why he should do any differently in the concert hall!
Duration 10 minutes

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