Claire McCue: Beauty & the Beastie [download]
For String Quartet
Computer Typeset score (14pp) and parts (4,4,4,4 pp) saved to PDF for immediate download.
There was no particular concept for this piece, simply a piece of music that took it’s own shape. However, one day when I was reflecting
on the composition, I started thinking of midges. I’m not sure whether it was because of particular sounds, or the feelings the music evoked, but it reminded me of being with friends on a camping trip in Scotland, surrounded by beautiful scenery, but unable to fully appreciate it because of the midges… a mild threat in the daytime, but ready to strike and getting worse in the evening, eventually forcing us to seek refuge in cars and tents.
Hence the title, Beauty (the landscape) and the Beastie (the midges!).