First String Quartet (1998)

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
15 minutes
Modern classical music
String quartet
Instrumental parts
Not available
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My first string quartet is in 3 movements. The opening movement consists of five little fugues based on the lydian-augmented scale. The slower middle movement provides a suitable contrast to the rhythmic intensity of the outer movements. The final movement relies on Bartokian tonal axes for much of its organization within the context of a compound ternary form.

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