String Quartet

This is a collection of nomadic dances for violin, viola, cello & double bass, composed in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Made up of 3 dances under the headers Ceremonial Gathering, Herding and Trekking, the work makes use of the double harmonic scale as well as rhythmic vying between the lower and upper strings.   It is characterized by an emphasis on melody, ornamentation and syncopated rhythms, which seek to capture the soul and mystique of the nomadic dance.  


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