suite no. 2 in g major (from six baroque suites) (1983)

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Suite no. 2 was composed in July 1984 and like no. 1 is dedicated to the composer's mother, Leela Reddy. It uses the early music convention wherein ‘voices’ or ‘points’ emerge or are hidden in a contrapuntal texture although the texture is not littered with rests, while rests are fully notated in the more homophonic texture of the final ‘Chorale’. Suite no. 2 is more intense than the childlike no. 1, and the autograph of the 'Chorale’ shows that he used the musical letters of his mother’s name, E-A-D, as a motif.