About this work:
Publisher: Buckthorn Music Press
Duration: around 4 min. but varies due to violin I solo at mm 16-17.
Description: A single movement art piece called "an episode between thoughts" and subtitled "consulting the Book of Joel on the eve of terrors." First sketches were penned as the USA delivered the final address to Iraqu, March 17, 2003. 6-pages in a number sumbolism of 48 measures.
Style: It is strident, dramatically tense and at times thinly choir-like (con sord) with few melodic turns, one lush reposing phrase, and a large but unresolved finish. Tonal. Traditional notation with harmonics.
Version: string quartet
Year composed: 2003
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:String Quartet
Instrumentation: 2 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Cello
Instrumentation notes: Typical string quartet - professional or advanced college level, violin 1 solo in mm16-17. Best by an established group with a real blend.