String Quartet No. 1


String Quartet No. 1

"The Music of Erich Zann" (Scenes 1-9)

Michael J. Evans

This work is based on the H. P. Lovecraft story, and specifically composed for electric string quartet. Looper, octaver, and reverb pedals are combined alternately with traditional acoustic playing to convey the otherworldly sounds described in the story.

Filetype: Score and parts
Format: Digital PDF (8.5"x11")


total 1:10:57

Scene 1 (2:06), Scene 2 (4:49), Scene 3 (9:42), Scene 4 (18:08), Scene 5 (5:10), Scene 6 (7:24), Scene 7 (8:44), Scene 8 (11:53), Scene 9 (1:14)


String Quartet

Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

Year Written



from the album String Quartet No. 1 The Music of Erich Zann (2017 Navona Records)

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