Echoes of Illumina
for sting quartet

Composition Date: 2015
Duration: 00:20:58
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:
When I was asked to write for the quartet, I wanted to compose a piece that embodied their distinct sound and unique approach to early quartet music. In my search for inspiration, I was drawn to “Illumina Faciem Tuam” by composer Carlo Gesualdo. Though the piece was written during the Renaissance, the emotional content still feels very relevant and accessible. My intent for “Echoes of Illumina” was to capture that character in a modern voice. The piece echoes the nuances most striking about Gesualdo’s work, as well as zooming in on detailed musical moments.

Premiere Information:
Toronto
St. Olaves Church
29 Mar 2015
Windermere String Quartet; Elizabeth Loewen Andrews - violin, Michelle Odorico - violin, Anthony Rapoport - viola, Laura Jones - cello

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3134 M5565ech
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • December 12, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    30 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
    Parts page count: 56
    Parts
    56 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by the Windermere String Quartet

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