Viola part from Sleepyhead Dreams (mvt II)

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Two movements for string quartet (and based upon the closing lines of a poem) which together jointly reflect a lover's thoughts whilst taking in the beauty of the other as he sleeps one Summer's night… "just what is he thinking? Can this incredible man really love me?"

I - Allegro II - Allegro (this score)

This work was "highly commended" by the reading panel in the 2001 Call for Works by spnm (Society for the Promotion of New Music; see

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