String Quartet - Trojan
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String Quartet- Trojan - (Includes Sheet Music for all four parts) Composed by James Domine
The Trojan String Quartet was composed during the summer months of 1982, underwent considerable revisions in the fall and winter of that year under the supervision of a faculty committee chaired by Ellis Kohs and was first performed at the recital in partial fulfillment for the Masters Degree at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute at the University of Southern California in May of 1983. The Quartet is cast in one extended movement, and the entire piece is based on a single twelve-tone row which serves as the basis for the harmonic and melodic structure of the music. The four forms of the row, original, inversion, retrograde and retrograde inversion are manifested as thesis, hypothesis, synthesis and antithesis in the gradual working-out of the harmonic sequence embedded in the superstructure of the piece. The quartet constitutes James Domine’s thesis for the masters degree in Musical Composition from USC, for this reason it is sub-titled the Trojan Quartet.
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