Music by Steve Mackey
The three pieces on this disc are for string quartet and double string quartet and performed by the Borromeo and Brentano String Quartets. Ars Moriendi, Latin for 'the art of dying well', in 9 sections, is an extremely personal written by Steve Mackey, virtually a diary describing the demise of his father. Lude was written as a companion piece to J.S. Bach's Contrapunctis XI from "The Art of the Fugue", and Gaggle and Flock was composed to celebrate collegial bonds between the two quartets that share this recording.