Snapshot No. 1

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Snapshot No. 1

21.00

for string quartet (2003)

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  • Premiere: 18 November 2003  / Merkin Recital Hall, New York City  / The Elements String Quartet
  • Instrumentation: 2 vlns.va.vc
  • Duration: 6'
  • Dedication: "Commissioned by the Elements String Quartet, 2002, in memory of my parents"
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Program note

Gwen & Earl's Wedding Day, 25 December 1951 is written in my mother's handwriting on the back of the picture on which this five minute elegy is based. She died of cancer about twenty years ago; my father died of heart disease a few weeks before I composed the piece in 2002. I left the home in which I was raised the morning after my other died and did not return until two days after my father's death, at which time my brother and I closed the house and prepared it for sale. This picture was among father's astonishingly few remaining personal effects. The little elegy was commissioned by the Elements String Quartet and premiered by the ennsemble at Merkin Recital Hall in New York City on 18 November 2003.

(Banner photo: Gwen and Earl Hagen, 25 December 1951)

The Elements String Quartet.

The Elements String Quartet.