String Quartet: The Tree of Strings
String Quartet (Parts)
Set of Parts. Composed by Harrison Birtwistle (1934-). Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. Boosey & Hawkes #M060126062. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48022988).
Item Number: HL.48022988
ISBN 0851628427. 9x12 inches.
In the 1970s, Birtwistle lived on the Scottish island of Raasay where he discovered that, due to centuries of Scottish Presbyterian prohibition, there was no surviving indigenous musical culture. “The Tree of Spirits” attempts to evoke a spirit of music that may have endured.