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Invocations (2000)

For string quartet

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

Program Note

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.

Sun Threads
Duration: 39'
for string quartet

Eagle at Sunrise — duration: 7'
Invocations — duration: 9'
Fugitive Star — duration: 9'
Rise Chanting — duration: 13'

— Augusta Read Thomas

Selected Reviews

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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