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Jared Steven Destro

String Quintet in A minor - Jig

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Hello, all. This is a piece I've been working on for a while for string quintet -- two violins, viola, cello, and double bass (the resources I have) -- and I hope for this to be a multi-movement piece in the  future once I have more time to write. This is a quick jig that introduces material that I hope to carry over into other movements. Let me know what you guys think!

Edited by Jared Steven Destro
I reworked all double-stops throughout the piece, making it significantly easier for players, I believe.
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Love the time signature changes: they may throw someone off so a split second and it's certainly different from well known English Jigs but it's pretty darn interesting. Also, are you sure that the viola could pluck three strings at a time? Some of the passages look very ambitious

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1 hour ago, Maximus said:

Love the time signature changes: they may throw someone off so a split second and it's certainly different from well known English Jigs but it's pretty darn interesting. Also, are you sure that the viola could pluck three strings at a time? Some of the passages look very ambitious

 

Thanks for the feedback. I used the idea of a jig -- the dance itself -- as more of a starting point; from there, I developed ideas in a more classical mindset. Also, I'm not sure if you meant viola or the cello, though the sections with three-notes in the cello would be strummed, rather that really plucked (which I know is not a problem). If you meant a different passage, let me know though!

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2 hours ago, Luis Hernández said:

Nice piece. It's modern enough (for me). It flows well, just because of the good use of changing time signatures. 

 

Thanks a lot! I've been working on my individual style a lot these days, and this is how it has been. Also, as a side-note for the general listener, I'm planning on re-working the piece, re-evaluating the double stops and a few other issues raised.

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