Like the composer's Menuet Pastoral (also available through the ARS) this quartet in ABA form is in the 20th-century English pastoral style and is quite negotiable for groups of incipient intermediate accomplishment. Duration: 3:45
Scott Paterson (S), Takayo Shimoda (A), Tatsuki Shimoda (T), and the composer (B) play on the accompanying recording.
-- Anthony St. Pierre
A beautiful and introspective concert-quality piece reflecting on a few musical motives in a conversational style. Articulation markings are important to the composer’s desired affect and should be observed, especially the staccato marks to contrast note lengths, and slurs to group notes together. The dynamics are generally soft and softer, keeping the dialogue at a hushed volume level.