Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Pied butcherbird suite

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Pied butcherbird suite : for string quartet / Hollis Taylor

by Hollis Taylor (2008)

  • Purchase Price: $72.73 (Usually ships in 1-4 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: 785.714/TAY 9 — Reference (not for loan) copy only
  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello. 2nd movt is duo for violin and viola.


Add to Cart

Usually ships in 1-4 days

Shipping Info

Product details

This four-movement suite was written for string students at the University of Newcastle. All movements derive from the duet recorded on Booth Road in Brookhill, near Townsville. The duet is based on four pitches, an F ascending a minor third to an Ab, then falling a tritone to a D and on down to a C. The four tones form a D minor seven, flat five chord (Dm7 b5). The tension created by this dominant shape is partially stabilised in the repetition. The limitation to four notes (at least structurally) is a challenge to both bird and human. When something this simple connects, it can be powerful.

Published by: Wirripang [979-0-720101-43-9] — 1 score 31p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 4 parts

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional or mature student.

Duration: 8 mins, 30 sec.

Contents note:

1. Batá fourths: Brookhill -- 2. Tag -- 3. Waltz with tree frogs -- 4. Butch.

Includes program note and biographical notes on composer.

Winner of APRA/UWS compostion award 2008.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720101-43-9

Related products

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Unknown instrumentation


- Browse other works published by Wirripang

- Browse other works for String Quartets

- Browse other works by Hollis Taylor

User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.

To post a comment please login