A Short Tribute to Teenage Fanclub

(2013)

by Anna Meredith

Description
string quartet
Duration
4
Genres
String Quartet
Instrumentation
string quartet
Commission

Commissioned by Enterprise Music Scotland, for the Maxwell Quartet

First Performance
26.9.2013, Inverness Town House, Inverness, UK: Maxwell Quartet
Availability

Score and parts on special sale from the Hire Library

Programme Notes
A Short Tribute to Teenage Fanclub was written as a 4-minute partner piece to Songs for the M8 and when I was thinking about writing it I found myself looking back to the same (grungey teenagery 1990s) time as I did for the other quartet.
 
A lot of those M8 journeys were to see Teenage Fanclub who I was a big fan of. I’ve found myself getting a bit nostalgic and listening once again to their heavy power pop and then wondering what it would sound like with no density or sustain and just the click and attack onto the guitar string. I didn’t want to take any material directly from the band but have worked with layering scaley step lines and rotating chords and keeping the texture pizzicato throughout.
 
© Anna Meredith

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