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Funnel Cloud

for string quartet


2016
(ca. 3:00)
Christopher Gainey (b. 1981)

This piece is dedicated to:


Elee Kraljii Gardiner

With special thanks to:


David Gompper, Sarah Kwok, Jim Piorkowski, Alison DAmato,
John Roeder, Manuel Barrueco, Ray Chester, Bruno Amato, and Kristin Gainey

to Elee

Funnel Cloud
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3 #3
Violin I & 8

Crystalline (e = 72)
sul A

pp

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3

sul E

& 38

Violin II

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Copyright 2016 by Christopher Gainey,


All Rights Reserved

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Jan. 18th, 2016


Buffalo, NY

Appendix:
Sounding pitches of natural harmonics in mm. 1-22