ANDREW GARBETT

PRAYER (1999)

for violin and cello

 

Composed in October 1999, this is an inward-looking, contemplative piece. it is in an ABA form with the first section setting a plainchant-like melody for violin over a continuous drone in the cello part. The middle section explores the sound of individual notes in silence. There is a tremendous sensation of suspended animation. This serene and slightly haunting piece ends with a slowed-down repeat of the opening.

 

-Andrew Garbett

 

 

The following programme notes may be reproduced with the following notice:

Andrew Garbett, 2008

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