These short pieces were composed for a concert in Olveston House, Dunedin, and describe different rooms in the historic home. They are evocative and designed for about grade 8 level.
Olveston Suite was composed in 1988 while Anthony Ritchie was Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago. The manager of Olveston House in Dunedin, Mr Dennis Moore, asked Anthony to play a programme of music in Olveston, on the 1904 grand piano. In response to a joking suggestion for a piece about the house, Anthony set about composing the Olveston Suite in quick time. The pieces reflect qualities of the house. They have been beautifully recorded by pianist Jan Liu as part of the NZ Music Trust's 2022 project publishing NZ piano music in China.
The Suite is rounded off by a repetition of Great Hall as the listener exits Olveston.
DURATION: 8 minutes
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