Additional Information

string quintet
2012

Duration 15’
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, cello
First Performance 3 April 2014, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia, US; The Dover Quartet with Daniel Lee (viola)
Commissioned by Daniel Hope and Savannah Music Festival

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Driven with frenetic energy, The Sun was Chasing Venus is through-composed, vividly moving between contrasting sections. Featuring the violas in an expressive dialogue is a slower, hazy episode which gives way to a violin solo with sparse, rhythmic accompaniment. Brisk music returns in a playful, excitable section, before a cadenza-like cello solo.

The piece takes its shape from the concept of ascending, the music always rising. The title, an abstract description of the work, represents the idea of a game of pursuit; musical lines chasing each other, out of which comes a sense of journey.

Details

string quintet
Year:
2012
Category:
Chamber (3 - 6 players)
Publisher:
Composers Edition
Recordings:
Minutes:
15
Total Number of Instruments:
4

Instrumentation

Cello
1
Viola
2
Violin
2

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The Sun was Chasing Venus

Location 
Savannah , Georgia
United States
Georgia US