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quartet for flute, violin, viola, and cello
by Marcia Sloane
“Thunder Shower” is in 9/8 time, divided 2 + 2 + 3 + 2, with several short sections in 4/4. Cello pizzicato defines the 9/8 rhythmic structure over which a slow melody, free-flowing over the barline, contrasts with a faster melody aligned with the rhythmic structure. The piece opens with an espressivo viola solo and concludes with fading rhythmic pizzicato in the strings. Duration 6 minutes.
Listen to a clip of “Thunder Shower” in an arrangement for cello ensemble with marimba....
This piece is available on the CD Skyward
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