For String Quartet, 2004 (publisher: IMC 2004)
This piece has no programmatic elements – it is a piece of “absolute” music, built purely on melody, polyphony etc. in a free, somewhat modal atonal style. The work consists of three sections, each of them with a separate fugal subject. All the subjects are derived from the letters of the name BACH. (B flat, A, C, B nat.) In addition, this work is inspired by Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge. The piece is a continuation of the polyphonic writing that the composer developed in her earlier works, and it contains various kinds of canons as well as other techniques. In this work, Rachel Galinne intended to create optimistic music expressing the joy of life, undisturbed by non-musical elements.
The work is included in the CD "Prisms