Geda's Weavings Sadie Harrison

Geda's Weavings cover
Duration
24 mins
Composed
2004
Published
2005
Categories

Small Ensemble String Quartet

Instrumentation
2 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Violoncello

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Programme note

As the title suggests, Geda's Weaving's draws together strands and threads - musical ideas (taken from the other five works that comprise my Lithuanian 'project') and poetic ones from Sigitis Geda. Although the work runs without a break it is in three movements entitled The First, Second and Third Weaving. The first is inspired by Geda's dark and aggressive Traces of the Toad Cult Found Alongside Veprynas Lake, the second by the intensely moving Poem for Arvydas, the Field of Love. and the third by The Collective Request of the Dead Country Children of Pateru Village which I have depicted as a collage of musical games. The three movements rework materials from earlier works weaving together kaleidoscopic colours and memories in homage to a most wonderful country.

I THE FIRST WEAVING Traces of the Toad Cult Found Alongside Veprynas Lake

II THE SECOND WEAVING Poem for Arvydas, the Field of Love

III THE THIRD WEAVING The Collective Request of the Dead Country Children of Pateru Village

Recorded for NMC in 2005. The work is dedicated to the players with deep admiration.

Premiere
Mataityte Quartet, Philharmonie Hall, Vilnius, 21st February 2005
Performances
  • 2 Sep 2017 | 7:30pm |

    St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York

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    Bingham String Quartet