Unity in Distress

2020 – for string quartet – 2:00

Sheet Music

Score (pdf)

  1. Unity in Distress Odin Quartet Album 01:41


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Album: From Oblivion to Hope
Date: March 31, 2023

Musician(s): Odin Quartet – Alex Toskov (violin), Tanya Charles Iveniuk (violin), Matt Antal (viola), Samuel Bisson (cello)
Producer: Frank Horvat & Alex Toskov
Location: Canterbury Music, Toronto
Label: I Am Who I Am Records

From Oblivion to Hope album - composed by Frank Horvat


World Premiere: Oct 2, 2021, Forest Grove United Church, Toronto
Odin Quartet

Other Performances:
Oct 12, 2021, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto
Odin Quartet

Programme Notes

I composed this in Spring 2020 when much of the world was at the apex of a COVID-19 lockdown. I feel deeply for everyone who faced mental anguish from having to be alone, losing loved ones, and losing their livelihoods. Throughout these times, the world was united by many of the same emotions, although we were each experiencing them in isolation. The string quartet passionately plays closely in unison, giving all those who suffered a united voice to express their distress.

– Frank Horvat

photo by Jr Korpa

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