String Quartet No.2
Begun in April 2012, completed in 2019. There are five sections, to be played without break. The 2nd section makes extensive use of a Peruvian folksong ["Little Bird"]. The 4th section is based on a Welsh folksong ["The Cuckoo"]. The middle section began life as composition for guitar, called "Grazioso" [a link to the audiofile is here]. The outer sections are strongly linked, really a single movement divided by the middle three sections.