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Setting sail : for string quartet

by Katherine Rawlings (1999)

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Performance by Marianne Broadfoot, Joanna Tobin, Clare Kahn, David Pietsch from the CD Lucid dreaming

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Work Overview

Although this piece was written for string quartet, I imagine different themes to represent different instruments. The piece opens with a theme that resembles the song of a uilleann pipe (Irish bagpipe) or a flute. This is followed by a bodhrán (Irish frame drum) drum-beat from the cello. Then the violins' themes come in, and all the subsequent themes begin to compete with each other in what becomes a joyous Celtic dance.

Setting Sail was originally composed in 1999. Significant changes have been made to the music for the 2014 revised edition.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Around grade 5 AMEB level.

First performance: by Marianne Broadfoot, Kerry Martin, Joanna Tobin, Clare Kahn — 10 Feb 06. Concert tour Lucid Dreaming, Melbourne and Sydney

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17 Feb 06: Melba Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne. Featuring Marianne Broadfoot, Joanna Tobin, Clare Kahn, David Pietsch.

10 Feb 06: Concert tour Lucid Dreaming, Melbourne and Sydney. Featuring Marianne Broadfoot, Kerry Martin, Joanna Tobin, Clare Kahn.

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