Opus 32 grades 9-12
A string quartet meant to be evocative of an adventure through the woods.
This piece was inspired by Money in the desert a song by Bill Laurence. I wanted to have a piece that seemed to have a story, so I started with a conversation between violin and piano that develops into something bigger throughout my piece.
This piece is inspired by the calm after the storm. The idea for the piece is branching off the grief I and my school has felt after 5 of my classmates died this fall. I wanted to capture that idea of feeling like theres a storm inside of you, and the peaceful feeling when that storm goes away.
It starts off scary, but it becomes beautiful.
This peace is a war between four instruments; a Piano, a Cello, a Violin, and a Viola. There is a short intro at the beginning followed by a dramatic change in tempo, volume and spirit. The instruments talk back and forth within the piece forming organized chaos for the instruments until it abruptly ends.