String Quartet No.9 Opus 3001
String quartets have long been acknowledged as one of the most prominent chamber ensembles in classical music. According to Wikipedia, "the string quartet has been considered a prestigious form and represents one of the true tests of the composers art." I had never written a string quartet before now. In the process of the "true test of my art," I started and quickly abandoned a grand total of eight string quartets before finally starting and sticking with this one, my magnum opus, my ninth string quartet.
Instrumentation Genre Ensemble (no conductor)
Duration 7 minutes
Performances of this work
- James MacMillan, Tuireadh
- Anna Clyne. Overflow (SCO commission, World Premiere)
- Sonic Bites: Crystalline Unclear