Suite Antique

Suite Antique is a 1979 concertante work by John Rutter that is written for harpsichord, flute and string orchestra.[1][2]

Rutter composed the piece, in six movements, for a concert at which Bach's fifth Brandenburg concerto was to be performed, and so decided to write the piece for the same ensemble.[3] One of Rutter's most popular orchestral works, it has been recorded several times by Rutter and others.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Edward Greenfield; Ivan March; Paul Czajkowski; Robert Layton (29 September 2011). The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs. Penguin Books Limited. pp. 635–6. ISBN 978-0-14-139976-8.
  2. ^ Dickey, Timothy. "Suite Antique, for flute, harpsichord & strings". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Programme Notes". John Rutter website. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Fancies". Collegium Records. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Harpsichord Concertos". Naxos Records. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  6. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Distant Land, The Orchestral Collection". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
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