This lively piece strays from the usual harmonic and melodic structure of string quartets by quoting the styles of mallet percussion ensemble music, with part crossings between the registers of the instruments and interesting polyrhythm patterns. The musical texture is shaped by contrasts in articulations and dynamics, and features effects specific to the string family, such as pizzicato, harmonics, and double-stops.
Dancing the Thin Gray Line
Live Instrument Performance
Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello
7/8 and 4/4
half note = 72
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