for String Orchestra
As the title suggests, Trettanrune is a piece filled with thirteens. There are lengthy, exposed solos for viola, cello, and double bass. The solo parts are graduate-level in difficulty but the section string parts are a notch or two below. Here and there you'll find quotes from the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor and the Les Preludes of Liszt, because those works also appeared on the initial program that premiered Trettanrune. The work closes with raucous, rap-like riffs that are a lot of fun for the players. It's a very contemporary yet accessible piece for the modern string orchestra.