- for string quartet
- 12' 00"
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1. verb (used without object)
to abstain from an impulse to say or do something.
2. verb (used with object)
(Archaic) to curb.
a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a song or poem, especially at the end of each stanza; chorus
refrain was written at a time of some kind of social paralysis for the composer; the piece is a working through of what action or inaction might mean. the musical material winds its way through the quartet as a single line, interrupted by broad chorales that act as a kind of subtly shifting refrain.
- For the Rothko Quartet
- for the audaciously talented Rothko Quartet, on the occasion of their 2013 European tour
|08 Jun 2013||
Performed by Rothko Quartet (Olivia Francis, violin; Emily Bouwhuis, violin; Alex MacDonald, viola; Cameron Stuart, cello) at the Auckland University Music Theatre, in Auckland
- Aroha String Quartet-RNZ Concert-SOUNZ Recordings (2015)
refrain was selected as part of the Aroha Quartet-RNZ Concert-SOUNZ Recordings in 2015.