Small Ensembles (3-5 players)

Aurochs and Angels

Aurochs and Angels was composed  in 1994 and then revised over a longer period of time in 2000. I have been abandoning string quartet ideas for twenty-five years and I was both surprised and delighted when this one took hold. The weight of the medium's tradition, both formally and texturally, seemed always to loom as a barrier. For myself in this piece the obstacle was overtuned in two ways-forgetting about classical form and freeing the cello from its lowest voice functionn.


flute,glockenspiel,harpsichord and cello

Mvt. iv has an audio file performed by The Locrian Chamber Players with Elaine Comperone, harpsichord.


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