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On Holiday

On Holiday
A Suite in Three Movements for String Orchestra
Date of composition Spring 1968
Opus number 54
Type of work Concert music
Duration 5½ mins
Musical forces String Orchestra
School Suitable for use in schools
First performance 1968
First performance information Bromley Symphony Orchestra in the 1968 Bromley Arts Festival
Publisher Bardic Edition
Notes See also opp. 18a, 19, 37 & 42; movements are: 1. DENMARK—In the Deer Park (a ‘pony-and-trap’ piece); 2. FRANCE—Brittany Beach (in memoriam Francis Poulenc); 3. HUNGARY—On the Puszta (a peasant dance à la Bartók)


…provided such excellent opportunities for solo contributions from the orchestra.

Richard Terry, The Croydon Advertiser, 27th June 1968

The scoring was sensitive and effective…

Norman Harvey, Kentish Times, 28th June 1968