Three Transcriptions

year: 1987    instrumentation: string quartet     published: Wai-te-ata Music Press

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.

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