Tenacious Cats

Difficult (Grades 7+)
1 minute
Modern classical music
String quartet
Instrumental parts

This is a composition of mine. It is an attempt to create an imaginary world of cats.

It starts with a club where there are rich cats cats having a good time one night.

Then some crook cats attempt to sneak into the rich club from the roof of the club, represented by the pizzicatos.

They are discovered by the rich club's Cat Guards. It culminates in a cat fight. The slides on the stringed instruments imitate the sound of cats purring and meowing while fighting.

Then the crook cats run away while the Cat Guards give chase. After much chase, the crook cats eventually get away.

While the crook cats cannot be found, they can be heard howling from afar, in the middle of the night. This is the background meowing which eventually fades off into the night…

Please listen to the mp3 recording. Though done with MIDI, it gives a clearer picture of what I am trying to depict…

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