Prelude to Contrapunctus X from the "Art of the Fugue"

Shulamit Ran (composer)


  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • Viola
  • Violoncello
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A commission by the Brentano String Quartet, as part of the Art of the Fugue companion piece project, has Ran constructing a fascinating Prelude to Contrapunctus X. "I opted not to stray outside the r ealm of Bach-like materials and harmonic language," says Ran, instead using her own skills to create "something that's slightly different than the anticipated sum of the parts. A mildly deconstructed Bach, if you will." Bach-Shards leads directly to the entry point of Contrapunctus X, such that the entrance becomes a logical and emotional release of the energy built up throughout Ran's Prelude. Ba ch-Shards should always be performed as a prelude to Contrapunctus X. For advanced players. Duration: 4'
SKU: 114-41345
Ensemble: String Quartet
Duration: 4:00
Commission Notice: Commissioned by the Brentano String Quartet as part of the Art of the Fugue companion piece project.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Weight: 0.26875 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-57048-5
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