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Petite Suite Française : duet for viola and piano

by David Stanhope (, this version: 2020)

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From the CD Australian Fantasia

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Australian Fantasia


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Australian Fantasia / David Stanhope & His Orchestra.

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Library shelf no. CD 2922 [Available for loan]

Petite Suite Française


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Petite Suite Française : duet for viola and piano / David Stanhope.

Library shelf no. 787.3/STA 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

There are four movements: 1. La Joie; 2. La Promenade; 3. Le Blues; 4 Le Grand Canon Romantique. Although the original pieces were separate movements, the style of each has something in common with French romanticism, hence the creation of the suite.

Work Details

Year: , this version: 2020

Instrumentation: Viola, piano.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — many double-stops for viola

Contents note: I. La Joie -- II. La Promenade -- III. Le Blues -- IV. Le Grand Canyon Romantique.

Commission note: Written for Marlena Stanhope

The composer notes: This may be the best version I have written of this suite. It suits the viola extremely well. The movements are tuneful, being something of a tribute to French Romanticism.


Performances of this work

27 Mar 2010: at Stage Beauties (Elder Hall). Featuring Adelaide Youth Orchestra, Keith Crellin.

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