String Quartet No. 1
About: For my first string quartet, I wanted to write something of simple beauty. In three movements, the melodies are almost folk-like. The first movement gathers steam towards a unison pizzicato chord. Launching into the second movement, the strings weave in and out of tonic centers by way of ostinato patterns. The final movement is a somber reflection of this short musical journey.
Premiere: Phil Glen, Heidi Seifert, Anna Cottrell and Sarah Quale on February 24th, 2009 at Biola University’s Lansing Auditorium, La Mirada, CA.
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello
Duration: ca. 11 minutes
published by Abundant Silence Publishing.