This selection of works for string orchestra and full orchestra spans thirty years of the composer's life. John Ritchie founded the John Ritchie String Orchestra and wrote much of his music in the 1950s and 60s for this group and the Alex Lindsay String Orchestra. Later works on this release - which marks John Ritchie's 80th birthday - include Aquarius, also for string orchestra, and the concert overture Papanui Road, commissioned for the Christchurch Symphony's 25th Anniversary in 1987.
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