Gnossienne No.1 (Erik Satie) - string quartet
Satie wrote a set of three Gnossiennes for the piano right at the end of the 19th Century. Always one to challenge convention, he invented the word 'Gnossienne' especially for theses pieces - it has no other meaning. He also decided to notate the pieces without time signatures or even bar lines and I have decided to do the same here in this arrangement.
The piece gradually unfolds in a kind of trance-like hypnotic ambiance; this arrangement features the melody in all parts, and has optional pizzicato and arco sections.