Stargazing Nigel Osborne

Duration
11 mins
Composed
2010
Published
2010
Categories

Small Ensemble Quartet String Quartet

Instrumentation
2 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Violoncello

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Programme note

Stargazing is a set of three miniatures written for the Edinburgh String Quartet.

Gnostic Sky (c. 5') evokes a mystical, musical contemplation of the heavens, with echoes of Sufi chant, Gnostic glossolalia and vocal harmonies.

Radioastronomy (c. 2'45") is based on a precise transcription of rhythms of distant pulsars observed through a radiotelescope.

Little Star (c. 2'40") is dedicated to an NGO of the same name that orks on therapeutic programmes for children in Chechnaya and Ingushetia.

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