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Sheet Music: Score

Saudade : Suite for double string quartet / Natalie Williams.

by Natalie Williams (2015)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 string quartets (4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos).
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    Performance by Doric String Quartet, Pavel Haas Quartet from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 65.


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A suite for double string quartet commissioned as the first new composition of the Musica Viva Hildegard Project, supporting Australian women in composition.

Saudade is a Portugese word meaning; nostalgia, reminiscence for something, once loved, but now lost. Reflecting on this concept, the octet aims to portray the various emotional states associated with the mother and child relationship, through the cycle of life.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (44p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 19 mins, 15 sec.

Contents note:

I. The Dance of Life (4:25) -- II. Memento: A Lullaby Amidst Faded Memories (4:20) -- III. Chaconne: A Lament for the Antique (5:20) -- IV. Angelus: The Mother and the Heavens (5:20).

Commission info: Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Linda Matthews and Robin Budden

First performance by Doric String Quartet, Pavel Haas Quartet at Concert 7 (Verbrugghen Hall) on 12 Apr 2015

Includes programme notes and performance directions.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720162-46-1

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