Per Nørgård: String Quartet No.6 'Tintinnabulary' (Score)

Books | String Quartet

Composer: Per Norgard
Format: Sheet Music | Score

Programme note

The spectrum of sound, the gesticulation – in short, the very nature of the strings – has always had a central place in my output, demonstrated by the numbers of string quartets, concertos with string soloist, chamber and solo works. The interest dates back to my school years, when I was fortunate to be able to compose for a cello-playing schoolmate and to accompany him on the piano. I discovered then the innumerable nuances of sound and playing varieties offered by just one bow, four strings and five fingers.. 

The bell-like association if the title reflects the special texture of the work. Like the continously changing overtones of a struck, resonating bell the four parts are unified through one single basic line, broken up in a multitude of changing dynamics, of a multifacetted rhythm and resulting in an ever transforming harmony. 
The duration of the work is ca 12 minutes. 

Per Nørgård (1998) 

 

 

ISBN: 9788759860786
Published on: 26 January 2011
No of pages: 28
Length: 12
Language: English
Catalogue No: WH30118B
 
     

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