"Symphony for the North" originally "British Columbia Suite"
Louis J Chirillo | Vancouver | 11/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not so much a symphony for the north as it is a symphony for British Columbia. Originally released on vinyl as "British Columbia Suite" (Capilano Records, CAPS701), it may have been commissioned by then-premier of British Columbia, W.A.C. Bennett, in celebration of Canada's centennial in 1967 (little help here?) Riddle, in his own inimitable style, captures well the spirit of a growing and modern B.C. with compositions such as, "The Route of the Haidas", "The Okanagan", "Garibaldi Mountain" and my personal favourite, "Vancouver Nights"."