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Canons + Hoquets (CD) Tendrils


Howard Skempton

  • Year of composition: 2004
  • Duration: 19:57
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: BBC, HCMF

Tendrils is a continuous movement of undulating lines. Although the piece seems to unfold, the impulse was lyrical and experimental. The first task was to compose the process.

Howard Skempton [reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press] [iv-07]

Tendrils was composed for the Smith Quartet. It was commissioned jointly by the BBC and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF).

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