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Pied butcherbird suite

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Pied butcherbird suite : for string quartet / Hollis Taylor

by Hollis Taylor (2008)

  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 27 Jan 2017.
  • 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.

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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

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