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Beautiful music : from 'A Poor Student', for string quartet

by Drew Crawford (2001)

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Performance by Fourplay (Musical group) from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol 11.

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Work Overview

This is a sweet, lyrical miniature for string quartet based on a repeated, rhythmically playful pattern of 11 beats; a mosaic of melodic fragments that rises from the lowest note of the cello to the gleaming heights of the violin's register.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythm (3/4 + 5/8 throughout) and the violin parts reach upper part of range

Dedication note: Dedicated to Nick Enright. Dedicated to the memory of Nick Enright, with love

Commission note: Commissioned by director Jennifer Hagan for the premiere production of Nick Enright’s A Poor Student, produced by Marian Street Theatre, Sydney

First performance: by Fourplay (Musical group) — 19 Sep 01. Performed through the premiere season of the play 'A Poor Student' at Marian Street Theatre, September 19 to October 21, 2001

The composer cites for following forms and influences on this work:

Minimalism, miniature, music for theatre, music for dance, encore pieces, lyrical, wedding music, celebration Influences: Ross Edwards, Peter Sculthorpe, Phillip Glass

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19 Sep 01: Performed through the premiere season of the play 'A Poor Student' at Marian Street Theatre, September 19 to October 21, 2001. Featuring Fourplay (Musical group).

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