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String Quartet No. 2 "Bluegrass" (violin 2 part - two vlns, vla, cel)

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By Mark O'Connor

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Composed by Mark O'Connor. 20th Century, Contemporary, Country, Folk. Score and parts. 40 pages. Mark O'Connor Musik International #6201713. Published by Mark O'Connor Musik International (A0.861784).

Item Number: A0.861784

String Quartet No. 2 "Bluegrass" (violin 2 part – two vlns, vla, cel) MO170C

Violin 2 Part  (score and parts available)

Music by Mark O’Connor

36 pages - 37:20 minutes in length

Movement I (9:38)

Movement II (8:23)

Movement III (9:22)

Movement IV (9:26)

String Quartet No. 2  As I continue to develop other artistic interpretations of vernacular and idiomatic music of my own past, I uncover new pathways in discovering how much this music from my childhood means to me in the present tense. With my String Quartet No 2, I bring to bare one of my favorite music styles I learned as an 11 and 12 year old, Bluegrass. Bluegrass music is the vocabulary I use in the quartet and it instructs the musical language of the string quartet art form. From the bouncy bluegrass vocal like melodies, to the blistering fast hot licks, to the rhythmic bow "chopping" to the gospel yearnings of the slow movement, I wanted to comprehensively dive down deep in to the strains of this music. I wanted to further discover what this American musical art form means to string playing, what it means to this quartet, and ultimately what my own past means to me today.

Original music printed from the composer’s manuscripts.

Music editing, copying and engraving by Mark O’Connor

using "Finale" on Apple Macintosh 2005


Composed By Mark O’Connor

Commissioned by the Santa Fe and La Jolla Chamber Music Festivals

String Quartet No. 2 "Bluegrass") can be heard on "String Quartets No.’s 2 & 3"" OMAC Records

Recorded by Mark O’Connor - violin, Ida Kavafian - violin, Paul Neubauer - viola, Matt Haimovitz - cello


Catalogue Number MO170C

Copyright © 2005 by Mark O’Connor Music International

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