I posted the second movement of Barber's quartet previously. Here's the first movement. [more inside]
Another personal homework assignment to prepare for writing a string quartet -- this time, it's Samuel Barber's String Quartet, Op. 11. The second movement was extracted to become Barber's one-hit wonder, the Adagio for Strings. [more inside]
I've been in a string quartet frame of mind for the last few weeks. The abrupt end is intentional. Not sure why.
As a personal homework assignment to prepare for writing a string quartet, I've been programming scores of various 20th Century string quartets into Cakewalk SONAR. Here's a recording of Fratres by Arvo Pärt. [more inside]
The first time I presented this piece, I had not yet explored the Orkester library in Reason. After I found some very convincing solo strings, I re-recorded the first movement of this string quartet. [more inside]
This piece is a cover of a Duran Duran album track. [more inside]