quartet for flute, violin, viola, and cello
by Marcia Sloane
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“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
This music is available as a free downloadable PDF.
1. Download all of the files in a Zip archive (540KB, requires Stuffit or similar utility to un-stuff. Don't worry, most modern computers come with this function)
2. Download the component files separately:
- Complete score (216KB pdf)
- Cello part (80KB pdf)
- Flute part (92KB pdf)
- Viola part (96KB pdf)
- Violin part (96KB pdf)
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