Snow Rising - string quartet - score

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Snow Rising - string quartet - score


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There is currently no recording available for Snow Rising for string quartet. The following recording is of the piano arrangement of Snow Rising. 

Performance Directions

The direction “bounce wood of bow on depressed strings” is given to: Viola from bar 66 - 71

The required sound is achieved by pressing the two middle strings down (with any fingers) and bouncing the wood of the bow on the middle two strings in the common position between the bridge and fingerboard.

Precise Instrumentation

Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

Program Note

Written for Alison McKie and family.

Reflective of a struggle with cancer, this piece moves through several different moods: sadness, frustration, celebration of life, the waiting and finally, snow rising. The snow, symbolising a spirit of beauty and light, evaporates and rises up into the sky, finding peace and rest.

Performance Information

Snow Rising was arranged for string orchestra in 2004. The first performance of this arrangement was by the Trinity Chamber Ensemble in “Music by contemporary Australian and English Composers” at The Church of Transfiguration, Toronto, Canada on the 30th of May 2006.

Snow Rising for solo piano (2001) was first performed by Rowan Vince in “Composers 2001: New Works by Katherine Rawlings, Damien Mizzi and Tony Tenace”, held in Melba Hall, at The University of Melbourne, Parkville, on the 25th of October 2001.