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The path is winding

image: Terry Smith

first performance:

Sacconi Quartet

Little Missenden Festival

12 October 2019


12 minutes

programme note:

Because the three different instruments in a string quartet belong to the same family they blend well. This short quartet (just 12 minutes long) explores unisons and near unisons: passages where the four musicians play as one, and others where they nearly do, blurring the lines and smudging the textures.

There is a slow, melancholy introduction, a capricious middle section and a still, soft close.

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