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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: 6'30"


Program Note

The composer would like to extend her thanks to the Miami String Quartet who presented the premiere performance in Santa Fe, March 19, 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: 30'
for string quartet

Eagle at Sunrise — duration: 7'
Invocations — duration: 6'30"
Fugitive Star — duration: 9'
Rise Chanting — duration: 7'30"

For a longer Program Note please see SUN THREADS for string quartet.

— Augusta Read Thomas

Selected Reviews

Fish Griwkowsky, The Edmonton Journal "Augusta Read Thomas’ Invocations,…Really loved this one, and the loud applause was very sincere at the end as the piece suddenly skittered away."

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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