suite no. 2 in g major (from six baroque suites)
suite no. 2 in g major was written in July 1984 as a sequel to suite no. 1 in c major and has the same structure: Prelude-Allemande-Courante-Minuets-Sarabande-Gigue-Chorale. It captures the spirit and style of early 18th-century keyboard music in a modern idiom, using the convention wherein ‘voices’ or ‘points’ emerge or are hidden in a contrapuntal texture and so the texture is not littered with rests; rests are fully notated only in the final ‘Chorale’, which has a homophonic texture. In 2006, Reddy typeset the work from the original manuscript, making minor notational changes. Like suite no. 1, it is dedicated to the composer’s mother, Leela Reddy but it 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.