PXC005 This House of York - Suite on Yorkshire Folk Songs - Carr, J.


This high-spirited and melodious suite takes six folk songs from Jason Carr's native Yorkshire on a three movement journey, exploring Minsters & Markets, and on a walk In The Dales, before finishing On The Moors with a rollicking re-imagining of the ‘Yorkshire National Anthem’ On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘At.

Born in Leeds, Jason studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He won the 1988 Vivian Ellis Prize for young writers of musicals, leading to the invitation from Sir Peter Hall to compose the musical Born Again at Chichester Festival Theatre in 1990. He was Associate Composer at
Chichester from 2003 to 2005, and was nominated in the Stage Works category of the British Composer Awards for Six Pictures of Lee Miller in 2006.
As an orchestrator, he won New York’s Drama Desk Award for the 2007 revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, was nominated twice for the Tony Award, and for London’s Olivier Award in 2020.

Grading: 8 to 9

Duration: 8'50

Composer: Carr, J.

Instrumentation: Wind Quintet: Fl, Ob, Bb Cl, Hn, Bsn.

Listen to samples from each movement:

1. Minsters & Markets
2. In The Dales
3. On The Moors