Is Now Not Enough?

for String Quartet

Composed: 2013 
Total duration: 8’30” 
Published by Gavia Music (ASCAP) 

Laser printed, professionally bound 8.5 X 11 score and parts

PDF file, 8.5 X 11 score and parts

This composition explores the restlessness and insatiability of a creative spirit. The same invisible force that propels migrating birds and fish, seems to stir the human imagination in search of the ideal and the transcendent, but can it ever be truly found? The music echoes the themes I have explored earlier in my poem entitled “Unfurling” (see below). This piece is available on the following album: Unfurling  Be still my soul  What is your unfurling?  Your trembling  Your flutter?  What is your ache?  A void that’s ever empty  What is your shape  That I may fill it?  Chords unstrummed?  Songs unsung?  Words unspoken?  Colors unseen?  A flock of geese  Captured in perpetual takeoff  You have startled  The stillness of the pond  Marred it with ripples  Your wings  Water shedding  Gasping for air  Hungrily  Ecstatically  Forcefully  What is your haste?  Is now not enough?  Is here not plenty?  Run, soul, run  For stillness be the death of you  Chase the sun  Fly ©2008 Dosia McKay Past performances:
  • Inner Voices String Quartet, the Modern Studio, Knoxville, TN, May 11, 2018
  • Opal String Quartet, sponsored by Pan Harmonia, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Asheville, NC, November 13, 2016
  • Opal String Quartet, sponsored by Pan Harmonia, St. James Episcopal Church, Black Mountain, NC, November 11, 2016
  • Inner Voices String Quartet, The Hive, Knoxville, TN, November 13, 2015
  • NeoQuartet, the Asean Music Week, Nanning, China, May 2015
  • NeoQuartet, Festival Gdynia Classica Nova, Museum of the Town of Gdyna, Poland, October 12, 2014
  • Josh Henderson, Blake Allen, Susan D. Mandel, and Maya Bennardo on the Composer’s Voice Concert in Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City, March 10, 2013 (premiere)
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