Run is a seven-and-a-half minute-sprint-as-an-ensemble through simple three-note motives and scalar passages involving both Bartokily chromatic languages and modal diatonicism in asymmetrical meters.
Run was commissioned by the Capitol Quartet for their 2009 – 2010 season.
“I have heard a number of works by Gregory Wanamaker, who seems to specialize in high quality music for wind instruments in particular. Run is a fairly brief and very brisk run-like work that does echo Bartok and other composers whose works contain unusual meters and some polytonal harmonies. It is a fascinating work, though, that does not sound academic.”
Daniel Coombs, Audiophile Audition
February 2, 2014