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Verge Quartet

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Verge Quartet

for string quartet


  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Edition: score and parts
  • Order No.: ED 31223

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Description
Originally scored for 18 solo strings, Verge was composed on the verge of an exciting moment in my life: the birth of our son Albert Shin Liang. Albert’s musical name – A, B (Bb), E, D (re) – asserts itself in different configurations and disguises as basic harmonic and melodic material. His heartbeat also makes an appearance in the form of changing tempi and pulsations. In a sense, I composed the piece in order to make a musical amulet for Albert. On a technical level, I was fascinated by the dialectical relationship between the convergence and divergence of musical voices found in the traditional heterophonic music of Mongolia. There, the functionality of a principal line and its accompaniment can interchange, and often not synchronously. The quartet version was commissioned by and dedicated to the Shanghai Quartet on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. - Lei Liang
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Shanghai Quartet
ISBN: 978-1-62721-259-5
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 30. April 2015 Washington, DC, Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian (USA) · Shanghai Quartet
Year of composition: 2013
Performances
Orchestra: Shanghai Quartet
2015-04-30 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian | World Premiere
Originally scored for 18 solo strings, Verge was composed on the verge of an exciting moment in my life: the birth of our son Albert Shin Liang. Albert’s musical name – A, B (Bb), E, D (re) – asserts itself in different configurations and disguises as basic harmonic and melodic material. His heartbeat also makes an appearance in the form of changing tempi and pulsations. In a sense, I composed the piece in order to make a musical amulet for Albert. On a technical level, I was fascinated by the dialectical relationship between the convergence and divergence of musical voices found in the traditional heterophonic music of Mongolia. There, the functionality of a principal line and its accompaniment can interchange, and often not synchronously. The quartet version was commissioned by and dedicated to the Shanghai Quartet on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. - Lei Liang
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Shanghai Quartet
ISBN: 978-1-62721-259-5
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 30. April 2015 Washington, DC, Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian (USA) · Shanghai Quartet
Year of composition: 2013
Orchestra: Shanghai Quartet
2015-04-30 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian | World Premiere