Caeli enarrant IV (string quartets with percussion)
by Georges Lentz (1993)
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Caeli enarrant…IV reflects my fascination with astronomy: the gigantic dimensions of the universe as well as its innumerable galaxies in magnificent colours and shapes; as well as some personal, spiritual beliefs, but also questions and doubts.
A deliberately rigid serial technique gives the music a sense of rotation and symbolises the idea of the circle/spiral – a recurrent feature in the universe.
The established, rigid patterns in the music are often destroyed in the course of the composition, opening the doors to intuition, even randomness. Other influences include Tibetan Buddhist music, as well as the use of silence, a symbol for our loneliness in the midst of the vastness of space.
Caeli enarrant…IV is based on the central tone, ‘F’. Inside the atonal framework of much of the music, this central note gives a tonal reference or meaning, similar to the meaning given by the idea of God to an otherwise meaningless world.
— © Georges Lentz
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, violoncello, 4 cymbals.
Duration: 29 min.
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