A Time to Dance is a miniature for String Quartet. Although complete in its own right, the work is part of a series currently being written based on the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. This passage explores the idea that there are various opposites and cycles in life and that there is a time for everything. It is a joyful dance that gradually travels away into the distance, giving a sense that the Dance is ongoing.
Sophie Viney (b. 1974) studied Composition,
Piano and Conducting at the Royal College of Music where she received
the Adrian Cruft and Sullivan and Farrer prizes for composition. Her teachers
at the College include Simon Bainbridge and Jeremy Dale-Roberts. She went
on to complete an MMus in composition with Robert Saxton at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama.
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