Treptow for string orchestra / string quartet (2005)
This ten-minute long atmospheric piece for strings was inspired by the awesome Soviet war memorial (sowjetisches Ehrenmal) in Treptow park in east Berlin. Click the 'Play' button below to listen to a complete recording...
...or, click below to listen to Treptow on YouTube, performed by the Rose Street Ensemble conducted by Richard Lewis, accompanied by visuals:
There are two versions of Treptow - one for string orchestra, and one for string quartet. The string orchestra version won the 2005 Emre Araci composition prize, and
toured Scotland's Western Isles with the Edinburgh University String Orchestra. The first performance was given on 29th April 2005, conducted by James Lowe.
The complete performance materials (score and parts) can now be purchased for immediate online download from SheetMusicPlus. Just click the button below:
Both versions of Treptow (for string orchestra and string quartet) appear in an attractive new volume published by Europa Edition Ltd, Edinburgh, priced at £8.99. Performance materials in hard copy are available to hire from the publisher. Please click here for the publisher's website, or click below to buy on Amazon.
Treptow for string orchestra was a semi-finalist in the 2012 UK Songwritng Contest (Instrumental category).
The first performance of Treptow for string quartet was given by the Edinburgh Quartet on 7th March 2006.
Click here to read the original programme note, and here to peruse a sample of the score of the string orchestra version.