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Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Joanne Kolomyjec & Steven Dann available on: iTunes
Godfrey Ridout, c. 1940
Welcome to the Godfrey Ridout website, a place to learn about this prolific Canadian composer and to celebrate his legacy.
Ridout left his mark on the Canadian music scene in many ways. He was a dedicated composer, an enthusiastic teacher and a lover of music. He was also a music historian who loved sharing his knowledge with others. As a composer, he swam against the tide of avant-garde techniques, choosing to focus instead on the lyrical, the rhythmic and, above all, what he considered to be beautiful sound.
Browse this site to learn more about Ridout’s career and personal life. Listen to some of his music, including his best-known piece, Fall Fair. Look at his personal notes about his work. Read what Ridout and others had to say about his definitive musical style.
As well, educators and musicians are invited to contact the Canadian Music Centre to purchase or rent scores and prints. CD's of some of his works can be purchased from the Canadian Music Centre or downloaded from iTunes and Amazon.com.
The estate will also attempt to provide further information in response to questions.