Essay for String Quartet

Program Notes

Essay for String Quartet examines registral and beat hierarchy in developing the primary theme from my Symphony No.3 in E Minor: Concert in Three ActsEssay transitions between traditional quartet voicing and complete inversion of registral hierarchy while shifting from a strong sense of beat hierarchy to its near absence and back again.

I excerpted this composition, originally the symphony’s third movement, without musical changes, simply reformatted for performance as an independent chamber work.

9 minutes | 2016
Excerpted from Symphony No.3 in E Minor: Concert in Three Acts



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