40 days and 40 nights

by William Marsey

40 days and 40 nights was commissioned by Listenpony, and first performed at Listenpony #13, February 2017, by Albion Quartet.

William writes:
This piece was made out of playing with a hymn, the 1600s 'Heinlein' tune by Martin Herbst, an earworm of mine. The notes of each bar chunk of the hymn are mushed together and, and playfully jump between the instruments.

William Marsey

William Marsey is a UK-based composer.

Albion Quartet

Formed in 2016, the Albion Quartet unites four outstanding young string players, brought together by a shared belief in the visceral power of the string quartet.