A GLIMPSE OF HEAVENNew Music for String Quartet
Sarah E Stanton
AMABILE STRING QUARTET
"These engaging works for string quartet come from...Sarah E. Stanton...a trained cellist with a gifted ear for the sonorities of the quartet format...[the pieces possess a] serene mood...rhythmic freedom, and harmonic inventiveness...There is a marked spiritual component...which provides unity to the pieces. They evoke moods from playful to intense, but the sequence is never jarring and they seem to flow into one another without losing a sense of individuality. It's quite an accomplishment... these are daring compositions that speak to the heart without mawkishness".
Classical Music Review, 2005
PROGRAM NOTESLooking at the image on the CD cover, one might see the outline of a man in the midst of a portal. He appears captivated by what he sees around him, and if only he would draw near...he would capture a glimpse of heaven. As he listens, he hears the sounds of the heavens pay tribute to their creator. The tug he feels from within is coming from the portal - it is the heart of God, who reaches down to His creation, beckoning him.
Composer Sarah Stanton has imbued this music with her very heart and soul, and her deep connection with God. The harmony falls through the ear, stripping away the toughest layers. As it reaches towards the innermost part of the soul, it wraps itself around the heart like a shield of acceptance and peace. Ever beckoning and full of nostalgia, the music soothes as long-awaited rest is found.
Come and listen...the music bids you peace.
Field of Melodies
Harmony of Peace
Such is Life
A Child's Heart
A Glimpse of Heaven