Spring String Trio

for violin, viola and cello, by Anthony Ritchie, Opus 176

Programme Note

The piece is in a single movement, divided into slow and fast sections, which are related thematically. The slow section is expressive and moody, and contrasts with the up-beat fast section. A quiet chorale idea interrupts the action towards the end, before the quick music returns to round off the piece. The music is not programmatic and can be interpreted as one wishes.

This trio was written for players Sophia Acheson on viola, Kate Oswin on cello, and Heather Lewis on violin, and recorded November 29, 2013.

A film of the recording is available on the SOUNZ website.

Dedicated to Sir Robert Jones on the occasion of his birthday. Commissioned by Frances Jones and Rod Gethen, November, 2013.

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