A Short Suite
Paul H. Kirby
About this work:
This work was originally written for an orchestra of 3 violin parts. Optional viola, cello, and bass parts were added later to make the work useful in situations such as Suzuki groups or school orchestras that have a preponderance of violins, as the work is performable without lower strings, but the optional lower string parts are added because a teacher/conductor would want to include and encourage any of those instruments that are present. This work can be performed complete or any of the movements can be performed separately.
Year composed: 1984
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:String Quartet
Instrumentation notes: String orchestra, string quartet, or violin ensemble with or without lower strings.