Work for Cello Quartet

Ascensions

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Score and Parts - $30

Ascensions was commissioned by Holes in the Floor Cello Quartet in the HitF/NEC Composers Commission for their New England Tour 2019. The piece follows a through line of moving from the lowest C on all the cellos through to the C at the top of their range, stopping and resting as a collected unit at different pitches throughout. It is also very microtonal, sounding akin to the music of Ligeti.

Performance History

Premiere: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston Sound Bites Concert Series (April 11, 2019)

Performance: West Tisbury Public Library, Martha's Vineyard, MA (April 13, 2019)

Instrumentation

4 Cellos

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