Work

Six Marches (String Quartet No. 3) (2001)

Gerald Barry

string quartet

Movements

  • 1. No. 1
  • 2. No. 2
  • 3. No. 3
  • 4. No. 4
  • 5. No. 5
  • 6. No. 6

Program Notes

I have always loved marches. Quick, slow, measured, cheerful, funereal, aggressive, sinister. When bands approach I rush to the street, and when they recede I collapse in a pleasant fever. It does not matter who or what plays them, how incompetent or expert, whether they lurch or stride, they are all haunting. With or without voices.