Swallow/Breathe
for string quartet

Bekah Simms
Composer
Bekah Simms
Composition Date: 2016
Duration: 00:12:00
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:
She's like the swallow that flies so high
She's like the river that never runs dry
She's like the sunshine on the lee shore
She loves her love and love is no more

Based on the Newfoundland folk tune “She’s Like the Swallow,” this piece texturally and timbrally deconstructs the beautiful and plaintive melody. Zoning in on micro gestures that distort the original tune, the work gradually unfolds until the melody is faintly revealed - the ghost of a song.

Premiere Information:
Trieste, Italy
Conservatorio G. Tartini
5 May 2017

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3134 S5925
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 14, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    22 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
    Parts page count: 15
    Parts
    15 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by the Galleria Quartet
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