Six Marches for String Quartet

Composer: Gerald Barry (b. 1952)
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Composer: Gerald Barry (b. 1952)

Performance date: 24/06/2001

Venue: Bantry Library

Composition Year: 2000

Duration: 00:17:04

Recording Engineer: Anton Timoney, RTÉ lyric fm

Instrumentation: 2vn, va, vc

Instrumentation Category:String Quartet

Commission: Commissioned by the West Cork Chamber Music Festival with funds from The Arts Council and RTÉ

Artists: RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet (Gregory Ellis, Keith Pascoe [violins], Simon Aspell [viola], Christopher Marwood [cello]) - [quartet]

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