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...called dusk II

for string quartet

By Detlev Mueller-Siemens

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String quartet - difficult
For string quartet. Composed by Detlev Mueller-Siemens. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. String Ensemble. Score and parts. Composed 2011. 96 pages. Duration 12'. Schott Music #ED 21351. Published by Schott Music (HL.49044143).

Item Number: HL.49044143

...called dusk II for string quartet draws its inspiration from a line in Samuel Beckett's short story Lessness: 'Figment dawn dispeller of figments and the other called dusk'.The work is a kind of double Chaconne, each part of which contains 26 chords based on specific permutations of fundamental notes and their harmonics. Each of the parts pass through alternating, harmonically contrasted planes, becoming entwined in the manner of a chimera through their rhythmic structure and dynamics. This intermittently produces a sort of 'inner voice' which runs through all four instruments. The fundamental notes and harmonics separate during the progress of the composition, becoming independent and then disintegrating. The consonant harmony resulting from the amalgamation of the two planes ultimately collapses into a rigid motor-like linearity. Detlev Muller-Siemens.

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