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Scarim String Quartet no.1





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Composed in the summer of 1990, this was the only time I began a composition based on music I had heard in a dream. We were renting a cabin in upstate New York for the summer and I woke up one morning remembering several of the themes I used in this piece: the cello theme in fourths that opens the first movement; the ascending scale used in the first and third movements; and the atmosphere of quartal harmony that pervades the entire piece.
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Here is the first movement:
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The four instrumentalists play this brief adagio with mutes.
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(Second movement:)
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The final allegro continues to explore the themes from the opening movement:
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(Third movement:)
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