Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Quartet for Strings in E major - (2013)    


 

The quartet is in five movements, identified by tempo markings. A choral-like opening leads to a jaunty 6/8 dialogue for the voices, followed by a motet of crossing voices in short canonic phrases, a meditation moving from a somber C major and back into E, and a final long fugue.

 

 i.   Andante

 

 

 ii.   Allegretto

 

 

iii.   Andante

 

 

 

iv.   Lento  

 

 

 

v.   Prestissimo

 

 

 

 

17 pages in full score, circa 13' 00" - - an MP3 demo is here: 

 

The score for Quartet for Strings in D major is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this score.