Above the Green Night

Movements: 

I. Blind Archers
II. Hour of Stars

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
Guitar quartet

Federico Garcia Lorca's "Poem of the Deep Song" is steeped in strong, beautiful imagery of love and death. I took some of these images as points of departure for Above the Green Night. The first movement, Blind Archers, is fast and unsettled like a chase, interspersed with two brief dream-like sections. Each player is given a chance to rest and sing in the second movement, Hour of Stars. The third and final movement, Dark Rain, unfolds out of the second movement with no break. Beginning with tremolos as a backdrop, it is meant to convey an ultimate resignation to fate.

Audio: 

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Catalog Number: 
HP02-06
Duration: 
13:30
Total Pages: 
29
Commissioned By: 
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
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Premiere Ensemble: 
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet