The Coachman’s Terror

String Quartet

Scored for violin, viola, cello and double bass and inspired by Alexandr Pushkin’s poem “Devils”,  this work is made up of 5 movements and was completed in March 2016.    Set in Russian winter, a coachman – with his master inside the carriage – drives a horse drawn carriage through blizzard conditions amid swirling howling snows, where heaven and night are blurred into one and evil spirits gather round the hapless stranded pair.

The Coachman’s Terror is published by Naxos Sheet Music Publishing 

CD – Divine Art dda 25149



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