Friday, August 15, 2014

String Quartet #4, Opus 24, for Jill Newberry

It is not strange, rather the contrary,  that  and artist news very little,  even about your friend or relative,  but imagines  more about their life then he could possibly know.  He  imagines,  or dreams, or in some way thanks of his own  life differently,  and once to tell a different truth than one he will know of. This then is a gossamer  look back through the mirror,  and imparting a truth that will not be known.

Unlike the first two string quartets,  which were in five movements,  this one was divided into two movements which were subdivided,  and bridge across the two movements.

Eventides
1.  Pizzacto
2.  March
3.  Eveningtides
4.  Rising of the Morning Tides
5.  The Rising of the Celestial Sun

Morning
1.  Morning's Glory
2.  The Rise of Early Morning
3.  The Haze of Noon
4.  Minor
5.  Major

In addition,  last  part of first,  and the first part of the second movement,  are bound together. Thus at the top level there is one movement,  which is divided into two,  and then 5 subdivisions.  Joined at the top by the same theme in the first and second movements.  it is interesting that when played for a group of extremely conservative,  it was very welcome,  even though it was not of any style that anyone could recognize.

Is in a dream world, of fairy story, that arrives in the beginning of evening,  and ends late noon.  but, as said,  this is a dream world like no other before it.  The themes are there if you look for them, though it is hard to seeing them at first.  think of it as a dark wooden aspect where toadstools are performing a dance,  with rapidly more and more of them skittering around endlessly.  then there is March which scatters the  toadstools in to submission,  while it is marching through,  even as they in the corners grasp for their,  and hiding.  The birds and all of dogs come to  listen. Then high above this,  the birds call out and jabber at each other.  and now it is morning,  and frogs listened to do  the almost,  but not completely,  mating calls,  instilled in their bones,  now that evening is upon  them.   but again this is a dream world,  and as soon as  evening is established,  morning comes again.  This is the end of the first movement.

The second movement begins  immediately after the second,  where as the title of the first movement is Germanic,  the second movement is French,  as if to denote the conflict between Germanic and French music.  the dawn of the movement,  with its bright colors,  and gaudy affectations,  is to say that mood has shifted from one of   a have glimmering one of sustained darkness,  to  one of sustained light.  it is not just morning,  but still beautiful morning that approaches the dawn.  but there are a few clouds that blot out the the sun.  It is warm and wondrous,  this proud moment of sunlight.   glimmers of the minor key glaze in through, the  distance,  then the major chord appears.

Behind this movement is Alban Berg,  whose two movement structure is reflected in the movement, and bind that Bach.

Now,  what does it mean for Jill  Newberry?

There is a time in almost everyone's life where there is a potential,  as yet unrealized,  that calls to them.  they do not know what it is,  but it is something that they want terribly badly,  but do not know what it is.  the day sets,  and creeping aspects of their own personality are beckoned.  they do not understand what is,  and hide in terror of the new landscape that they see.  them dawn approaches,  and the new day alights with on imagined for possibilities,  and they know what they have to do.  could you not know what Jill didn't with this  wisdom,  but I hope it worked out for her.

As all of us do.


Current Work List

Opus           Piece
3                  Toccata, Prelude & Fugue
6                  Symphony I,  in Ab
7                  Symphony II, in A
10                Symphony III, in E
13                Piano Sonata #1, in C#
14                String Quartet #1, in A
15                Piano Sonata #2, in F#
16                String Quartet #2, in F#
18                Cello Sonata #1, in D
21                Violin  Sonata #1, in C
22                Symphony IV, in C#
23                String Quartet #3, in F
24                String Quartet #4, in D
25                Cello Sonata #2, in C
26                Cello Sonata #3,  in F#, "The Sparrow of Beijing"
27                Violin Sonata #2, in A
28                Piano Trio #1, in Bb
29                Piano Trio #2, in F
30                Symphony V, in B
31                Symphony VI, in F#
32                Piano Sonata #3, in C
33                String Quartet #5, F#
34                String Quartet #6, Db
35                String Quartet #7, Eb "Katrina"
36                String Quartet #8, B
37                String Quartet #9, Bb
38                String Quartet #10, in G
39                String Quartet #11, in C
40                Piano Trio #3, in C#
41                Piano Trio #4, in F#
42                Piano Trio #5, in C
43                String Quartet #12, in E
44                Piano Trio #6, in B
45                String Quartet #0, F Min
46                Wind  quintet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx1Vjq1K-MQ)
47                Sextet  for piano and winds #1
48                Prelude for brass and winds  sextet
49                Organ Prelude in C
50                Sextet for piano and winds #2
51                Duo for flute and clarinet #1
52                Piano Sonata #4, in Eb
53                Duo for a  flute and clarinet in D
54                Kicking around
55                Toccata and fugue in E ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGIP2WAIupY)
56                Ayre  for wind quintet ( arranged string quartet #2,  second movement)
57                Duo  for flute and clarinet #2,  in C ( separately or together)
58                Duo  for flute and clarinet #3,  in Eb ( separately or together)
59                Piano Sonata #5, Bb
60                Piano Trio #7,  in E

 these works are  played