Commissioned by The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival with funding from Chamber Music America
Premiered by The Miami Quartet, 19 March 2000
Duration: 9 minutes
The composer would like to extend her thanks to the Miami String Quartet who presented the premiere performance in Santa Fe, March19, 2000.
The composer extends gratitude and respect to Marc Neikrug for his support of and vision for the music of our time.
This is movement #2 of Sun Threads.
for string quartet
Eagle at Sunrise — duration: 7'
Invocations — duration: 9'
Fugitive Star — duration: 9'
Rise Chanting — duration: 13'
— Augusta Read Thomas
Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times "Thomas' new piece [Invocations for string quartet], dramatically gripping through its tight, 12 minute length, reiterates the young American composer's abrasive but somehow accessible style — she confronts listeners with hostility and struggle, yet wins us over."
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