String Quartet No. 2

This fifteen minute work is composed in a single movement and was written in 2003. The opening of the work is modal in style and is contrapuntal. The reflective, legato mood is not maintained for long. There are plenty of diverse moments that move this work away from the opening style. Some of this development is aggressive before returning to the more reflective opening themes. There is a continual tension between the disturbed and the reflective. The final mood is one of repose and resignation.

Left quote Listeners who appreciate a fresh, traditionally sounding music that is always interesting and challenging will especially require this CD for Adam Poundsí String Quartet Right quote

— John France, music critic: review on Music Web International

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