Holy Song of Thanksgiving – Beethoven’s String Quartet number 15

In the spring of 1825, Ignaz Schuppanzigh, an Austrian violinist, was engaged to perform the premiere of Beethoven’s latest string quartet, written some 15 years after his last quartet which premiered in 1810. Schuppanzigh, with his quartet consisting of Karl Holz on second violin, Franz Weiss on viola and Nikolaus Kraft on cello, gave the… Continue reading Holy Song of Thanksgiving – Beethoven’s String Quartet number 15

In Christ Alone – Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

“In Christ Alone” is a popular modern Christian hymn, written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. Composed in 2001, the lyrics of this song are credal in nature, speaking about the life, death and resurrection of Christ. This arrangement is an adaptable arrangement suitable for many uses. The first, repeated section contains a basic hymn… Continue reading In Christ Alone – Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

Sunflower (From Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse) – Post Malone & Swae Lee

Sunflower (from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) is an atmospheric, glitchy, soulful track that perfectly captures the movie that it’s from. Walking the line “between hip hop and dream pop” (Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone), this arrangement for String Quartet attempts to capture that essence in a style that is still enjoyable for the players. The glitchy,… Continue reading Sunflower (From Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse) – Post Malone & Swae Lee

People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield

Arrangement for String Quartet. Starts in Db and modulates to D major. Melody passes through all instruments. “People Get Ready” was written by Curtis Mayfield, and was first a hit for the Impressions, with noteworthy covers by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck, and Human Nature. Rolling Stone magazine named it… Continue reading People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield

The Stations of the Cross

For String Quartet and Narration. Composed 2014. 4 Movements. AUD$40.   A number of years ago now, when I was 21, I was housesitting over Easter. I watched The Passion of Christ on Good Friday. Through watching it, and thinking about music (as I was want to do at the time, studying Classical Music), I… Continue reading The Stations of the Cross