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String Quartet No. 10 'New Ground'

Score

By Pelle Gudmundsen-holmgreen

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String Quartet
Score. Composed by Pelle Gudmundsen-holmgreen (1932-). Music Sales America. Score Only. Composed 2012. 24 pages. Edition Wilhelm Hansen #WH31462. Published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen (HL.14042014).

Item Number: HL.14042014

ISBN 9788759824191. International (more than one language).

Pelle Gudmundsen-HolmgreenNEW GROUND, STRING QUARTET NO. 10 - Score

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's  String Quartet No. 10 'New Ground' (2011).

Set of parts: WH31462A

Programme note: New Ground – No Ground – Green

In 1986 I wrote Ground for the Kronos Quartet. I used the principle of the baroque ground and created a series of chords – going up and going down symmetrically. The material formed the basis for the quartet. In my next collaboration with Kronos I wrote the darker Last Ground – at the time supposed to be my last composition of the kind.

After some years this seemed a bit pathetic and Idecided to write a new – lighter ground – New Ground. To disappoint my listeners as much as possible I based this piece on a very old and very well-known ground: Pachelbel’s Canon.  The piece is tonal and that suggested another –atonal – composition – No Ground (based on another string quartet – no. 7 Parted from 1984 first performed by Kronos). I am very fond of the elaborated constructivism of the medieval or early renaissance music so in my view the two new quartets needed to be connected and combined. The two quartets can be performed in combination with the four-part vocal piece Green. The text is from medieval England.

The pieces are written for the Kronos Quartet and Theatre of Voices.

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