AMA String Quartet No.2
‘Not in Tune with my Zeitgeist’
AMA String Quartet No.2Tony Alcock
‘Not in Tune with my Zeitgeist’ composed by Anthony M Alcock October 2019
This composition is based on a single harmonic cadence, a minor second chord of which the major seventh resolves into the tonic via the minor chord's sixth becoming the tonic of the following major chord.
I was offered this cadence by a friend in1968, I played with it for a while and got nowhere, consequently it was put on ice and pulled it out fifty years later. It sounded as fresh as ever! I hope you enjoy how I have developed it within the music.
I hope you think the instrumental sounds of a classical string quartet are replicated pretty well by the Sibelius music editing software I use.
Suitable for performance by students, Grade V, or above.