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Fuga del son

String Quartet

By Thierry Pécou

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String Quartet (Score & Parts)
String Quartet. Composed by Thierry Pécou. G Schirmer String Ensemble. Softcover. Schott Music #ED21600. Published by Schott Music (HL.49019602).

Item Number: HL.49019602

9x12 inches.

“While Western polyphonic music achieved its pinnacle in the fugue, rhythmic polyphony of great complexity evolved in Cuba. It is particularly the 'batá' (drumming music originating in the Afro-Cuban 'Santería' cult), the 'rumba' and the 'son' (ancestor of the famous 'salsa') which have provided me with my inspiration. I employ the quartet in the manner of a drumming ensemble and each individual string corresponds to the sound of a particular drum. The quartet plays on scordatura open strings employing a rich palette of percussive playing techniques recreating the different types of drumming attacks.” Thierry Pécou.

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