The title of this piece is in Old English and translates to 'a slow passing on' or 'a delayed change.'
The work consists of several motifs that build upon each other in order to create a texture that is ever increasing in texture and density. The rhythms and melodic notations are structured so that many interactions and rhythms happen between all four parts so as to create a constant interplay between all musicians. In selecting a guitar quartet for the instrumentation I wanted to create a similarity in timbre so as to create one cohesive wall of sound while at the same time allow for an exploration of the guitar's various timbres in different registers.
In the first half of the piece various isorhythms are explored on an extended scale that are further interacted with as each part develops and repeats its motif based on a division or repetition of the number three. The second section of the work contrasts with this established isorhythmic structure by instead weaving various segmented sections together with unequal measure divisions and re-partitioning of phrases. Numerical correspondence as well as isorhythms play a structural role in the work and there is a evolving process between how the work develops based on various number segments and rhythms.