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Prismatic Variations : eight miniatures for string quartet

by Mark Grandison (2016)

Also known as: Points of departure

Work Overview

Models for secondary students demonstrating a range of forms and techniques, and exclusively employing modes diatonically. All within the HSC standard range of two to three minutes.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: 2 violins viola, cello.

Duration: 22 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Snap, crackle and stop (3 min.) -- 2. Midnight saunter (2 min., 40 sec.) -- 3. Cantilena in white (2 min., 20 sec.) -- 4. Osmosis (3 min.) -- 5. Parenthesis (2 min., 30 sec.) -- 6. Contretemps (3 min.) -- 7. Twilight musings (2 min., 30 sec.) -- 8. Dawn run (3 min.).

Written for: Acacia Quartet

Revised January 2018.

Performances of this work

2016: Performance Theatre, Kambala School, Sydney. Featuring Acacia Quartet.

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