instrumentation: string quartet
Ever popular with audiences, this three movement string quartet juxtaposes transcriptions of music played by a Chinese jaw’s harp, a Madagascan zither and the music of a Bulgarian village band. It was composed at the request of the Kronos Quartet who have played the work throughout the world.
1. Long-ge (China)
2. Ramandriana (Madagascar)
3. Ratschenita (Bulgaria)
Jack Body discusses Three Transcriptions with Jim Svejda, below.
for Three Transcriptions at SOUNZ