Double Double

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Double Double (2018) – for string quartet
Commissioned by Hilary Browning
First performance 6 November 2019 by Equilibrium Ensemble, Leggate Theatre (Liverpool)
Duration ca. 14’30”

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Double Double (2018) – for string quartet
Commissioned by Hilary Browning
Completed October 2018 (Den Haag)
First performance 6 November 2019 by Equilibrium Ensemble, University of Liverpool Lunchtime Concert Series at Leggate Theatre
Dedicated to Hilary Browning
Duration ca. 14’30”

Programme Note

Double Double – or Epsilon Lyrae – is a multiple star system in the constellation of Lyra (the harp). The legend of Lyra tells the story of Orpheus, who was given a lyre by Apollo and proceeded to sculpt a music that was sweeter than that of any other mortal man. Orpheus’ music was so powerful that it could charm even inaminate objects like trees, rocks and stars.

Each of the two stars in the Epsilon Lyrae system is, in itself, a double star. The system is a single point of light to the eye but, it is really four distinct stars. One stellar pair circles around the other stellar pair in an intricate gravitational dance. They appear spellbound, delighting in a dreamboat display of begirdling resonance.

– Bethan Morgan-Williams

Additional information

type

A5 Score, A4 Score, A4 Score & Parts, PDF Score

Instrument

String Quartet