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The Elements – for string orchestra (or quartet)

I have just finished revising a new suite for string orchestra called the Elements (Earth, Water, Air and Fire) following an initial round of comments from a few friends. Hopefully this version is a little more interesting!

Notation was made with Sonic Scores’ Overture 5 and recordings were made using the Amadeus Symphony Orchestra VSTi.

Score and parts:

The elements – score

The elements – Violins I

The elements – Violins II

The elements – Violas

The elements – Cellos

The elements – Basses

A version for full orchestra is here

L’Amour de Moi – Arrangement for 4 cellos

Here is a little arrangement (theme and variations) I made of a traditional 15th century French song for our latest cello weekend with Miranda.
Mp3 (computer generated)

Spanish Steps – for guitar and string trio

Chamber music piece composed by David Alabaster August 2014

For upcoming xmas session with the quartet

My first effort at doing something for guitar + string trio! – have to wait and see how it works till this weekend.

pdf score: Spanish steps – guitar +string

pdf guitar part: Spanish steps – guitar +string guitar

pdf violin I part: Spanish steps – guitar +string violin I

pdf violin II part: Spanish steps – guitar +string Violin II

pdf viola part: Spanish steps – guitar +string viola