Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire

1 Patric Standford Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire - Prologue extract.mp3

Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire - Prologue extract

2 Patric Standford Balle Suite: Celestial Fire - Waltz extract.mp3

Balle Suite: Celestial Fire - Waltz extract

3 Patric Standford Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire - March extract.mp3

Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire - March extract

4 Patric Standford Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire - Dolls Dance extract.mp3

Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire - Dolls Dance extract

5 Patric Standford Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire - Round Dance extract.mp3

Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire - Round Dance extract

Date: 

1971

Duration: 

15 minutes

Instrumentation: 

  • Orchestral/Large Orchestra

Forces: 

2.2.2.2 -2.2.0.0 - Timp - Per - Str

The ballet Celestial Fire was commissioned for the 1968 Staffordshire Arts Festival, to an original scenario by Maurice Ryan with choreography by Colin Russell, telling the story of an old exile's dream of his youth and homeland, past joys, little campaigns and modest victories.

Ballet Suite: Celestial Fire from 1971 comprises 5 short pieces entitled: Prologue; Waltz; March; Dolls Dance; Round Dance.

Celestial Fire ballet suite was played continuously on what was then the BBC Light Programme and has earned great popularity across the world.

Recording: 

Performance: 

First performed/broadcast

March 1971

BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra