Dedication for String Quartet
Notes from the Composer:
The tide of this piece seems at first sight a bit ironic and uncreative,due to the fact that I am submitting this piece for the library dedication.However, the title means so much more than would fust meet the eye. Itdescribes not only the dedication ceremony itself, but also the dedication it tookto build the library, the dedication that will be taking place inside as studentsstrive to due well academically, and the dedication that it took to write thepiece. This is the first piece that I have completely written, and I firmly believethat the idea of the construction of the library helped me finish.The piece actually mitrors the building of the library in a way. Itstarts very moderately with a major feel that made me think of the library whenit was first going up, no one really knew when it wonld be done, but they knewit was going to be great when it was. From the end of the fitst section to theend of the piece is a constant build up to a grand ending that I believeencompasses what the library is, grand. As I wrote the piece I tried to thinkabout what I was thinking as it was going up. I thought about how nice itlooked as they added things on, I constandy wondered what was cotoing next,and looked forward to the day that I could go inside. I tried to reallyincorporate all of the excitement and anticipation that the library provided tome personally and the campus as a whole in this piece. The library project wasa constant build up from the ground breaking ceremony to the cotoingdedication, and this piece is no different. It builds up from the beginning toend and also helped to build my skills as a composer and my confidence that Ican write something from beginning to end.I really feel as if there will be no loser in this competition, because winor lose, just having the chance to get this piece played in front of an audiencewill be a proud day for me. I have met a goal that I never thought I wouldmeet, finishing a piece, just as the school has met its goal of buildiug the library.I look forward to the dedication, and I thank you for giving me the opportunityto accomplish my goal. I feel that this is not a competition, but a chance tohopefully be a small part of contributing to the opening of the library.
Breier, Dennis, "Dedication for String Quartet" (2002). Compositions. Paper 38.http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/music_compositions/38