Suite

In music, the terms 'suite' refers to a set of instrumental pieces, written for either a soloist. or a group of players (chamber orchestra, band, symphonic orchestra). The first suites date from the 14th century, and were often a simple set of ordered dances. By the Baroque period, though, the suite had become an important musical form, with a tonal relation between pieces. Terms that were often interchangeably used with 'suite' were 'ordre', 'partita', and sometimes 'overture'. During the Classical and early Romantic periods, the Suite fell out of use, with the symphony being a much more popular -and structurally coherent- type of multi movement work. The form was later revived in a slightly different form, no longer incorporating dances but simply many movements, or extracts from Operas and Ballets, or incidental music.

Composers

Adolf Weidig Adolphe Adam Agathe Backer-Grøndahl Agnes Zimmermann Alba Rosa Viëtor Alban Berg Albert Roussel Alberto Nepomuceno Aleksander Zarzycki Aleksandr Chesnokov Aleksandr Glazunov Aleksandr Taneyev Alessandro Poglietti Alexander Borodin Alexandre Tansman Alexis de Castillon Alfred Edward Moffat Alfredo D'Ambrosio Algernon Ashton Aloÿs Claussmann Alphons Diepenbrock Amy Marcy Beach André Campra Andrey Arends Anthony Young Anthony Bernard Antoine Dornel Anton Arensky Anton Rubinstein Antonín Dvořák Antonín Reichenauer António Fragoso Arnold Schoenberg Arthur Battelle Whiting Arthur Coquard Arthur Foote Arthur H. Bird Arthur Sullivan August Wilhelmj August Winding Béla Bartók Bernhard Dessau Boris Asafyev Bror Beckman Camille de Tallard Camille Saint-Saëns Camillo Carlsen Carl August Nielsen Carl Bohm Carl Friedrich Abel Carl Nielsen Carlo Albanesi Cécile Chaminade Cécile Ciolfi César Cui Charles Dieupart Charles Lefebvre Charles Wakefield Cadman Charles Wels Charles-Marie Widor Christian Friedrich Witt Christoph Förster Christoph Graupner Christoph Willibald Gluck Christopher Wilson Claude Debussy Claude-Bénigne Balbastre Cramer - Pseudonym Cyril Bradley Rootham Denis Pisarevsky Dietrich Buxtehude Domenico Zipoli Dubuisson E. Franklin Adams Edgardo del Valle de Paz Edouard Chavagnat Edvard Grieg Edward Elgar Edward German Edward MacDowell Edward Shippen Barnes Emanuel Moór Emil Kreuz Émile Bernard Emile Chizat Emile Ettling Émile Pessard Émile Wesly Emmanuel Chabrier Enrique Granados Erik Satie Ernest Alder Ernest Bloch Ernst Halven Eugen d' Albert Eyvind Alnæs Felix Blumenfeld Felix Draeseke Félix Fourdrain Ferruccio Busoni Fidelis Zitterbart Jr. Florence Newell Barbour
Florent Schmitt Foulds John Franciszek Brzeziński Franco Alfano François Campion François Couperin Frank Bridge Franklin Morris Class Frederic Hymen Cowen Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Pierné Georg Friedrich Händel Georg Goltermann George Enescu Georges Bizet Gerard von Brucken Fock Giovanni Battista Draghi Giovanni Battista Martini Giovanni Bononcini Giovanni Simone Mayr Girolamo Fantini Gottfried Finger Granville Bantock Gustav Holst Gustav Krenkel Gustave Biloir Gustave Charpentier Heitor Villa-Lobos Henri Vieuxtemps Henry Purcell Hermann Zilcher Homer Newton Bartlett Howard Brockway Hubert de Blanck Hubert Léonard Hugh Blair Hugo Reinhold Ignaz Brüll Isaac Albéniz Jacques Aubert Jacques Ibert Jacques-Albert Anschütz Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens Jag A. James Lyon Jan Brandts Buys Jan Zwart Jean Baptiste Lully Jean Cras Jean Sibelius Jean-Baptiste Arban Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin Jean-Daniel Braun Jean-François Dandrieu Jean-Philippe Rameau Jenő Hubay Jeremiah Clarke Joachim Raff Joaquín Turina Johan Amberg Johan Halvorsen Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer Johann Christoph Pezel Johann Christoph Ziegler Johann Döcker Johann Fischer Johann Friedrich Fasch Johann Gotthilf Ziegler Johann Gottlieb Graun Johann Hermann Schein Johann Jacob Froberger Johann Jacob Walther Johann Joseph Fux Johann Pachelbel Johann Paul von Westhoff Johann Samuel Endler Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Wilhelm Furchheim Johannes Hendricus Franciskus Vink Johannes Henrik Würtz John Carwarden John Christopher Pepusch John Coperario John Philip Sousa Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Josef Suk Joseph Achron Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Joseph Canteloube Joseph H. Adams Joseph Jongen Joseph Miroslav Weber József Bloch Jules Massenet Jules ten Brink Julián Santos Carrión Justin Clérice Karl Davydov Karl Goldmark Ladislav Gabrielli Léon Boëllmann
Léon Dufils Leonard Butler Leonardo Mantovani Albergoni Leopold Wallner Leoš Janáček Louis Aubert Louis César Desormes Louis Cramer Louis de Caix d'Hervelois Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély Louis Sauter Louis Spohr Louis Théodore Gouvy Louis Vierne Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray Louis-Nicolas Clerambault Manuel Alejandre Prada Manuel de Falla Marco Enrico Bossi Marin Marais Mark Alburger Maurice Ravel Max Brauer Max Reger Mel Bonis Melchior d' Ardespin Michael Praetorius Michel Corrette Michel de La Barre Michel Rondeau Michele Esposito Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Mily Balakirev Modest Mussorgsky Moritz Moszkowski Mortimer Wilson Napoleón Coste Nicolai von Wilm Nicolas Chédeville Nicolò Celega Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Nikolay Amani Oreste Ravanello Othon-Joseph Vandenbroek Ottorino Respighi P. I. Zapolsky Paul Bernard Paul Hastings Allen Paul Juon Paul Lacôme d'Estalenx Pavel Josef Vejvanovský Percy Eastman Fletcher Percy Elliott Percy Grainger Philipp Fahrbach Jr. Philipp Scharwenka Philippe Gaubert Pieter Bustijn Pietro Floridia Pietro Yon Platon Brounoff Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Ralph Vaughan Williams René de Boisdeffre Reynaldo Hahn Richard Kram Richard Strauss Richard Wüerst Robert Edward Bridson Robert Nathaniel Dett Robert Schumann Roy Agnew Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Sebastian Bodinus Selim Palmgren Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergey Yuferov Sergey Vasilenko Sigfrid Karg-Elert Sylvius Leopold Weiss Theodor Albin Findeisen Theodor H. H. Verhey Théodore Dubois Tor Aulin Various Vasily Zolotarev Victor Herbert Victor Vreuls Vincent d' Indy Vincent Lubeck Vladislav Aloiz Wilhelm Friedemann Bach William Babell William Boyce William Edmund William Ralph Driffill Woldemar Bargiel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Xaver Scharwenka Xinghai Xian York Bowen