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String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor - Movement One

String Quartet Number One in C Minor began life as separate short pieces and I assembled it in the form of a String Quartet in June 2006, including two pre-existing pieces - Sonatina , which stems from the late 1970s - early 1980s and Prelude for strings, which started out as Prelude for organ, originally composed in the late 1980s which was intended to be a prelude to a fugue. In June 2006 I was suddenly inspired to write two brand new pieces specifically for a string quartet to accompany the aforementioned pieces, the ebullient first movement in C minor and the restless Allegro in B major forming the book ends of the piece, the first and fourth movements. The whole piece was finished by 2nd August 2006.

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