Romancing the Dragon (quintets: electric guitar, 2 violins, viola, cello)
by Fiona Hill (2018)
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Work for string quartet and electric guitar. Motivic development influenced by '70s rock and classical romantic music. Includes references to the theme tunes for the Dragons and Sharks NSW rugby league football teams.
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello, electric guitar with effects pedals (delay, distortion, reverb, volume).
Duration: 8 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Quartet parts medium level, guitar medium with extended improvisation section
Dedication note: For Don with love
Commission note: Commissioned by Jennifer Carter
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associate with this work:
'70s rock: Rush, Led Zeppelin; Romantic music
There is an extended rock section and guitar solo in the middle of the piece. It may optionally be performed with bass guitar and drums.
- Influenced by: Popular music
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