Songs for the M8

(2005)

by Anna Meredith

Description
string quartet
Duration
10
Genres
String Quartet
Instrumentation
string quartet
Commission

Commissioned by Radio Frances for Presences Festival 2005 for the Quatuor Renoir

First Performance
February 2005, Festival Présences, Paris, France: Quatuor Renoir
Availability

Score and parts on special sale from the Hire Library

Programme Notes
The M8 is the motorway that runs between Edinburgh and Glasgow - as motorways go it's pretty good, it has 4 or 5 great bits of public art including grass pyramids, a giant foghorn and a huge wire horse. These five miniatures are short distinct homages to journeys I made with my friend Sarah when I was 17 or 18 and we seemed to spend a disproportionate amount of our spare time bombing up and down the M8 in the middle of the night to and from various ill-advised indie gigs.
© Anna Meredith

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