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Published: 04 March 2004

Duration: 22 minutes

60 Pages | 11.7 x 8.3 inches

ISBN: 9780193556553

Bookseller Code (ML)

Michael Berkeley

Abstract Mirror


Forces or Category: String quintet

Abstract Mirror is a single movement work for string quintet
The composer writes: 'After listening to the Schubert Quintet, it occurred to me that one of the many virtues of that score is the way the second cello is absorbed effortlessly into the texture. I became fascinated with the reverse, highlighting the added sonority of the bass texture.' The title refers not only to the reverse image that a mirror provides but also to the idea of fragmentation, refraction, and distortion.

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