quartet for flute, violin, viola, and cello
by Marcia Sloane
“Thundershower” page 6
“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 sample clip from Thundershower in an arrangement for cello ensemble with marimba.
This piece is available on the CD Skyward.
Please contact Navarro River Music for downloadable PDF files.
“Thundershower” page 9