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Catalogue #:EMY-002
Composer String Quartet No. 5
As could be expected from a collusion of [Elliott] Carter and [Miles] Davis, rhythms are invariably skewed into something extraordinary.

— Frank Otieri, New Music Box

Elliott Miles McKinley

String Quartet No. 5

2 violins, viola, violoncello

Composed in 2005 for the Martinů String Quartet, string quartet is laid out in a broad arch form of twelve short movements spanning three movements. It is dedicated to my former composition teacher William Bolcom and my father, William Thomas McKinley.