Alexina Louie
Alexina Louie
Composition Date: 1994
Revision Date: 1994
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Alexina Louie

Dénouement, 1994

Commissioned by: Vancouver Recital Society

“This brief, dramatic, one movement work condenses a wide range of emotions into its compact form. From its quiet, skittish opening, the quartet passes through an agitated repeated note section that condenses, funnel-like, from the outer limits of the instruments to the mid-range F and Gb. Immediately spinning out from this point, the section evolved into rocket-like rising figures throughout the ensemble before settling into a monologue for the cello. In writing this work, I was pulled inexorably through this solo section to its rather hyper-romantic climactic point where all instruments have rejoined the cello. […] From here to the end of the piece there are suggestions of musical elements from the beginning…”

Premiere Information:
Scott St. John and Martin Beaver, violins, Maria Lambros, viola, Christopher Costanza, cello, July 1994


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3134 L888de
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 30, 1995
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([2], 10 p.) + 4 parts ([36] p.) ;
    12 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 36
  • Additional Information:
  • For string quartet.
    Ms (photocopy); master copy in CMC Toronto.
    Commissioned by the Vancouver Recital Society.
    Duration : 11:00

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