Quartet for Violas
quartet is of four sections,
opens employing the texture of a motet, somewhat homophonic and with octave
doublings surrounding inner voices.
second section is a "song" in waltz time, spiccati accompanying a
solo voice or voices in its various sections.
third breaks from the up-tempo waltz, returning to minor harmonic colors in
fourth is a round, as three voices chase over a pizzicato underpinning of
the unchanging tonic.
break from the round takes the form of "trading sides," before a return to
the round, first with all voices pizzicato, and then to the short
recap and coda.
pages in full score, circa 10' 45" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download formatted for both letter and
A4 size paper, 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 with parts (30 pages).