String Quartet #3 in B minor (Gothic)

Composed in 2011 from earlier sketches, the String Quartet #3 in B minor (Gothic) is comprised of three movements: Toccata, Passacaglia & Thema Fugatum that reflect a Baroque concept of form and performance practice combined with a modern sense of tonality and harmonic language. All three movements are based on a single enigmatically chromatic theme that is loosely centered on the tonality of B minor. This single theme is used in various permutations throughout the suite and has a gravitas reminiscent of Gothic architecture. The quartet is a sibling four- part contrapuntal arrangement of the Piano Suite #3 and Symphony #4.

String Quartet #3 (Gothic)

  • This includes the Program Notes as a separate PDF, and the PDF musical score file.