May 29, 2011
Priamos String Quartet (Staatsorchester Darmstadt)
Soli fan tutti
The Blues for string quartet (written 12 September 2010), also existing in a version
for organ, is a simple, straightforward piece in ternary form: two identical outer parts based on irregular, syncopated rhythms enclose a trio section closer to the American folk idioms of ragtime. The piece is in D major, and expresses a mood or colour often linked with that key in my work.