Scintilla
for string quartet

Composition Date: 2005
Duration: 00:09:00
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:
This piece was commissioned by Radio France for the Quatour Castagneri, and was premiered at the 2006 Festival Prsences in Paris, France.
Scintilla, the title of this piece, is Latin for spark or glimmer, representing ideas that people get and act upon as individuals or in larger social dynamics. Scintilla also refers to sudden interruptions of these dynamics through chaotic unpredictability of human existence. A musical spark starts something which is soon interrupted by another spark. This spark, in turn, triggers something new again. This concept creates an uncertain state for the listener, who can never be certain about the course of things. Eventually, the spark is resisted and the music is allowed to follow through to completion.

Premiere Information:
February 16th, 2006, Radio France, Paris; Quatour Castagneri

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3134 R521sci 2005
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 24, 2006
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (ii, 16 p.) ; 28 cm
    18 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 20
    4 parts ([20] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:
  • String quartet

    Photocopy; master of score at CMC Toronto
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