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Tumbling Strains

for violin and cello

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  15m

Year:  1992
Duration:  15m

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Scored for violin and cello this work has been described as, "the most extended and dramatic composition on the album... This extraordinary work is a tour de force for violin and cello, rivettingly performed by Douglas Beilman and James Tennant." (Oliver Stead, Music in NZ) "This is a powerful work, an angry work even, from the shuddering, shifting harmonies of the opening tremolo to a cello cadenza of almost Slavic intensity, and the recurring percussive effects the composer demands of her players." (William Dart, Music in NZ)

Commissioned note

Commissioned by: Cadenza

Dedication note

For Douglas Beilman and James Tennant

Contents note

one movement

Performance history

Performed by James Tennant (cello) and Douglas Beilman (violin)