Writing for strings has always been a passion of mine, especially when I get to explore the expressive, lyrical side of the ensemble. Well-written, well-performed slow music for strings seems to tug at the heart strings perhaps more than any other music. DRIFT is a piece that explores all of this, and because of its simplicity, it can be performed by a wide variety of skill levels. The score is written for essentially a string quartet, but the viola part can be played on violin and all parts can be played by multiple desks rather than just solo players, giving this piece flexibility in what ensembles can perform it.

DRIFT (for string quartet or ensemble)

  • Duration: 5 minutes