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.

Gerald Barry (Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press)