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.

CD – Divine Art dda 25149



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