Guitar Quartet and Chamber Orchestra
Fl – Cl/BassCl – Mallets – 2 vlns – Vla – Vcl – DB
Nine musical fragments overlap, creating a minute of music. The minute repeats nine times; each time a different fragment decays or disappears, and is lost. What remains is memory, afterimage, and ruins.
Nine Churches was written for the Corona Guitar Kvartet in 2007, in memory of the churches burned by vandals in four different rural counties southwest of Birmingham, Alabama in early February, 2006.
Commissioner: Corona Guitar Kvartet