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Poul Ruders : String Quartet no. 3 "Motet"


Publisher Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub-Category String Quartet
Year Composed
1979
Duration 7 Minutes
Orchestration
str4tet
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Discography
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Set(s) of Parts KP00246
Score(s) WH30748

Programme Note

This short one-movement quartet is a kind of modernization of the 14th century French motets, a cadeau to this weird and fantastic music whose abstract and almost deprecatory, introvert expression appears unaccountably modern and incredibly ancient at the same time.

MOTET is a sober, cool treatise on rhythm and statics, depicted in a Gothic, crypt-like atmosphere. The almost completely non-vibrato movement is suggestive of boys’ choir, monks’ processions, and the piercing sound of musical glasses.

An ancient world is reborn and becomes the world of today.

Poul Ruders, 1979

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