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String Quartet 7: Violas

May 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The seventh string quartet is for four violas.  Here’s the beginning of the second movement, based on a theme I heard in a dream.  In the dream, I was singing it with these words: “Oh, dear, you’ll never understand; you’ll keep on for that undiscovered land.”  I suppose that is what I do.  If this musical scrap is due to cryptamnesia, or to a neighbor’s radio, I apologize to all concerned.  When I woke up, I wrote it down, added a counter-melody, and then developed it into a four-part round.

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  • 1 name String Quartets // Jan 4, 2018 at 7:07 am

    […] 7: VIOLAS: A chorale, round, and tango for four violas. […]

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