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Ridout, Godfrey
Ballade for Viola and StringsComposer: Ridout, Godfrey
Performance date: July 11, 1990

Date composed: 1938


A dreamily sensuous atmosphere, a serene beauty, a pastoral evocation and a focus on melody have earned Ridout’s Ballade a favored place in the repertory of many violists.


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Ridout, Godfrey
Two Etudes for StringsComposer: Ridout, Godfrey
Performance date: October 28, 1971

Date composed: 1946


These two short pieces totaling barely eight minutes demonstrate what “just strings” can do when the composer knows how to exploit the sound of a full string orchestra. They are one of the most frequently played compositions for string orchestra written by a Canadian.
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