String Sketches - Neil Sands

Duration: 6'15"
Ensemble: String quartet
M708047209 Full score and instrumental parts £15.00
MP3 performance (Sibelius)

An energetic little quartet in three movements. The first movement combines a stately pizzicato with a high solo for the first violin, which hands over to solos in the other instruments. The second movement is a more intense, brooding piece. The third and final movement is a fast and energetic scherzo.

The whole quartet lasts a little over six minutes.

I thought these 3 movements were fantastic.....Modern, well formed and complex writing that is palatable for composers and audiences alike. - Nigel Peers Coombes.