Half Turn To Go Yet Turning Stay


for String Quartet (2012)




6 min.


for String Quartet

Program Notes

The title for this work came from a single line of the Christina Rossetti poem listed below. That one image—a woman with her lover moving to leave, yet remaining still—struck me as being particularly poignant within the rather dark tone of the sonnet as a whole. The music reflects that sort of nostalgia in the accompanied cello solo of the opening, while the idea of turning away and turning back develops into the swirling chaos and disjointed sliding of later sections.


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