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Eye o da hurricane

for string quartet

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Specifications
Region
Europe
Estimated Duration
1 - 5min
Date
2017

ISMN : 979-0-2325-4552-3

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Eye o da hurricane for string quartet (2017)– Angela Elizabeth Slater Eye o da hurricane was written for a colloborative workshop with writers and the Gildas quartet at the St Magnus composition course (2017). The piece takes inspiration and imagery from Christian Tait’s poem ‘Fae da Journal o a Crofter’s Wife’. The piece particularly draws on imagery from certain lines within the poem including: 

Sae here I am ida eye o da hurricane 

while a aathing crashes an roars an birls 

aboot me. Destructive an oot o control. 

ta read atween da lines, or hoo 

my hert vibrates laek fiddle-strings 

in tune wi der black despair 

sood cry my name A’ll hear him 

sammas he wis in da nixt room 

But ivvery mennit o ivvery day

I bargain wi da Mellishon, offerin him

my sowl if he’ll bring dem safely hame

Dis is what its laek, aa bi me lane

trapped ida eye o da hurricane

Instrumentation
Violin
Violin (2)
Viola
Cello
Score Details
Format - A4 / US Letter
Pages - 10


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