Publisher: Novello & Co
commissioned by the John Lewis Partnership for the Melos Ensemble
Chester Music Ltd
Works for 2-6 Players
Serenade was written in 1961 for the Melos Ensemble of London. There are three movements: Vivo, dry and rhythmic but with contrasting lyrical moments; Andante mainly led by the clarinet, though the viola takes over a solo role in the central climax; finally another Vivo where a scherzo-like theme, played first by the flute, gives the character of the movement.
The Mühlfeld Ensemble / English Serenata
Stephen Varcoe, baritone