String Quartet No.4 (2006-2007)
Oxford Contemporary Repertoire Series
First Sorrow is based on the story by Kafka about a trapeze artist who is only happy when aloft.
The work is unique in that the quartet ends with a hymn sung to the words of 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' which all the players are required to sing whilst simultaneously playing their instruments.
Score and set of parts included.
Duration 15 minutes