String sextet: the torturer's horse

Holt, S. (2009) String sextet: the torturer's horse. [Composition]


For string sextet, duration 16 minutes. This work was commissioned by the Nash Ensemble with funds provided by Wigmore Hall and PRS for Music Foundation. It was first performed by the Nash Ensemble at Wigmore Hall, London, on 23 March 2011. This piece can be performed as the first part of the 'Terrain' cycle of six pieces (see The other pieces in the cycle are 'Everything turns away' (; '3rd Quartet' (; 'Amapolas' (; 'Telarañas' (; and 'Mantis' ( For further details on the Terrain cycle see:

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