A Vagabond Song
for string quartet

Composition Date: 2015
Duration: 00:03:15
Genre: Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
A Vagabond Song (originally written for SATB choir) was selected as the winning composition in the Association of Canadian Women Composers’ national competition, 2005. This version, for string quartet, was created in 2015. The piece originally came to life after discovering the poem of the same name, by Canadian writer Bliss Carman (1861-1929). The music functions as a colourful, rhythmic counterpart to the poem's vibrant ode to the autumnal season:"There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood—Touch of manner, hint of mood; and my heart is like a rhyme,with the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry of bugles going by. And my lonely spirit thrills to see the frosty asters like a smoke upon the hills.There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir; we must rise and follow her, when from every hill aflame she calls each vagabond by name."

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3134 K741va
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 22, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (12 p.) ;
    12 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 8
  • Additional Information:

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