String Quartet #1

page one of String Quartet #1

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Full details

This is my first attempt at writing for a string quartet. I have done some experimenting with strings in an orchestral setting, but never before on their own. I've always been fascinated with the range of articulation, tone and timbre possible with string instruments and have made use of at least some of those possibilities. I feel I should apologize for the blatant imitation of the Phillip Glass' rhythmic, repetitive style in the latter half of this piece. I just love his string writing so much, I couldn't hold back the influence it has had on me. I hope you enjoy this piece. If you have any sort of reaction to it at all, please write a little review. I'd appreciate any feedback. Thank you.

Score ID
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
6 minutes
String quartet

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