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Aaron Jay Kernis

Publisher: G. Schirmer

String Quartet No. 4, 'Oasis' (2018)
commissioned by The Sydney E. Frank Foundation, Tippet Rise Art Center, and Cathy and Peter Halstead.
Publisher
AJK Music
Category
Small Ensemble (2-6 players)
Sub Category
String Quartet
Year Composed
2018
Duration
20 Minutes
Availability
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Programme Note
Aaron Jay Kernis String Quartet No. 4, 'Oasis' (2018)
Movements:
I. Rising
II. Portal Nightsong
III. Oasis
IV. Mysterium

The fourth movement, Mysterium, can be performed in three possible ways: 1) live string quartet with an immersive, stereo or surround sound multi-track recording of eight Violin 1 lines, six Violin 2 and Viola lines, eight Cello lines and 3 lines of Cello lowered in pitch by one octave, 2) with roughly 8 string quartets plus three basses, or 3) string orchestra: 86663.

All of the tracks can be recorded anew, or a pre-existing recording by the Borromeo Quartet can be used, and is available from the Publisher. The audio files will include an audible click track (used with headphones) or a visual click (used with IPads or other screen devices).

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