• Judith Weir
  • String Quartet (1990)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the Rodewald Concert Society and South East Arts

  • 2vn.va.vc
  • 13 min

Programme Note

My String Quartet was written for the Endellion Quartet in 1990. It consists of three movements played together without a break with a total duration of just over twelve minutes.
Each of the movements is based on song fragments which I had previously composed, giving the quartet a relatively lyrical character throughout. The songs of the first two movements were settings of medieval Spanish romances: the third is inspired by a ballad from Banffshire, Scotland.

© Judith Weir


String Quartet: I. Serene
String Quartet: II. Con moto
String Quartet: III. Presto