The string quartet genre was begun by Haydn during the latter half of the 1700's. Largo for Strings is a work composed for string quartet that takes typical aspects of the genre and. marries them to newer concepts of sound and freer harmonic direction. The project was composed throughout the course of a year and a half, during which the composer studied and worked under the supervision of Dr. Karen Ball. The culmination of the project was the performance of the piece in February of 2012. The work is a single movement ABA piece that makes use of several recurring motifs, especially the interval of a sixth.
Donaldson, Rae Marie, "Largo for Strings: An Original Composition" (2012). Honors Program Projects. 19.