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String Quartet Number Two �9/11�. Movement Two, Adagio in C# Minor

Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
6 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
Not available

Movement 2, Adagio in C sharp minor witnesses the pouring out of grief in New York, the whole of America and around the world. This movement, I hope, expresses those sentiments. I was working on this very piece at the same time I was developing a piece for the Fauxharmonic Orchestra Adagio 2007 competition, the winning entry to be played by the strings of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. But, owing to pressure of work I rushed my entry and the standard did not meet the stringent rules, so my Adagio came nowhere in the competition. But once that competition was over I worked the piece back into my String Quartet Number 2.

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