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String Quartet 5: Trowie Tunes

July 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

My fifth string quartet is based on the “trowie tunes” of the Shetland Islands. I set them diatonically, embellishing them with scordatura, hocketing, harmonics, and other techniques. According to tradition, these tunes are to be played only once, out of respect for the trowies; the quartet is therefore brief.

 

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  • 1 name String Quartets // Jan 4, 2018 at 7:18 am

    […] 5: TROWIE TUNES. Harmonizations of five “trowie tunes” from the Shetland Islands. […]

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