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String Quartet No 1


My string quartet was composed in 1999, and revised in 2006. Each of the four movements is based on on a three note motif, C-D-G, with its four possible transpositions. The first is an arch-shaped passacaglia, and the secondis a fast semi-fugal scherzo. The third is quietly expressive and the last is a bright rondo with ostinati based on the 3-note idea.

from notes by Christopher Gunning © 2021


Gunning: Symphony No 5 & String Quartet No 1
SIGCD676Download only


Movement 1: Passacaglia
Track 5 on SIGCD676 [5'36] Download only
Movement 2: Scherzo fugato
Track 6 on SIGCD676 [6'11] Download only
Movement 3: Nocturne
Track 7 on SIGCD676 [4'40] Download only
Movement 4: Rondo ostinato
Track 8 on SIGCD676 [7'49] Download only

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