Quartet for Violas - (2015)
The quartet is of four sections, .
It opens employing the texture of a motet, somewhat homophonic and with octave doublings surrounding inner voices.
A second section is a "song" in waltz time, spiccati accompanying a solo voice or voices in its various sections.
The third breaks from the up-tempo waltz, returning to minor harmonic colors in parallel motion.
The fourth is a round, as three voices chase over a pizzicato underpinning of the unchanging tonic.
A 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.
13 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).