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In my craft or sullen art

Goodison Quartet No. 4

By Huw Watkins

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In my craft or sullen art (Goodison Quartet No. 4). Composed by Huw Watkins. For tenor voice and string quartet. This edition: ED 13085; Saddle-stitch. Vocal Music. Grade 5-6. Score and parts. Text language: English. Composed 2007. 104 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Published by Schott Music (SD.49017068).

ISBN 9790220130557. With Text language: English.

Setting Dylan Thomas's evocative yet humble poem 'In my craft or sullen art', Watkins conjures up a beautifully introspective introduction with the use of a simple quintuplet motif which is later transformed into a reflective coda. The main body of the work comprises of two contrasting settings of the poem separated by an extended passage for quartet alone giving the opportunity for some virtuosic and expressive string writing. Commissioned by Nicholas and Judith Goodison, 'In my craft or sullen art' is the final piece in a series of works they commissioned for voice and string quartet.