Suite #1 in G major for Viola Solo
James Domine: Suite in G major for Viola Solo
The Suite for in G major Viola Solo was composed in 2015 and comprises four movements patterned after the Baroque instrumental suites of Henry Purcell, J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel and others. The suite is intended for recital and pedagogical use, and opens with a Prelude adapted from the first guitar suite, followed by a Badinage, which roams through registral and harmonic realms. Next is a Menuetto that features a modern “swing” tempo, and the suite concludes with a Gigue that rounds out the cycle. The solo suites for violin and violoncello are sibling transcriptions of this set of pieces.