Sharp Objects

For String Orchestra

James Matheson

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: String Orchestra
Item Number: 116-40043
Duration: 5:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

"Sharp Objects," says Matheson, "explores strong, bracing contrasts. Loud gestures suddenly give way to quiet chords that are sonic artifacts of the louder gestures, sustaining the harmony almost like a piano’s damper pedal... [It] features several of the players in short solos, which sound against the background of shimmering string harmonies played by the other players. Eventually, the overall stillness of the piece gains in focus, leading to an energetic, if slightly abrupt, conclusion." Dur.: c.5'

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Phillips Academy
Composition Date 2008 (rev. 2012)