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Sin Tregua (score)

By J. Andres Ballesteros

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Violin, Viola, Cello, String Quartet - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by J. Andres Ballesteros. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Modern, Post-Modern, Recital. Score. 13 pages. Published by J. Andres Ballesteros (S0.144589).

Item Number: S0.144589

Sin Tregua, for string quartet (Score)
by J. Andrés Ballesteros (2010, ed. 2016; ASCAP)

Iwrote “Sin Tregua” in response to the ongoing drug war beingwaged in Mexico. After years of war, the government has provedineffective and unwilling to deal with the violence. The governmentis a corrupted version of what was intended, so it seemed onlyfitting to musically corrupt the anthem that is supposed to representour country. The music does this by bringing out the militaristicrhythms of the original but twisting the harmony out of shape intoharsh dissonances, just as our country has been twisted out of shape.The melody of the national anthem never makes it past it's highpoint, instead falling apart back into the disorganized chaos itcan't seem to escape.

This piece is a short piece for advanced ensembles looking to include high-energy, slightly Ives-ian music. It could fit into programs featuring music about Latin America or by Latin American composers, concerts dealing with political issues, or many other contexts.

Score details:
  • Score (11 pages).
  • Parts are available separately.
  • Advanced level; appropriate for college ensembles or professional groups. ~2'30"

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