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Everything That Rises

String Quartet

By John Luther Adams

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String Quartet (Score)
String Quartet. Composed by John Luther Adams (1953-). Music Sales America. Classical. Set (Score & Parts). Composed 2018. 74 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH87868. Published by Chester Music (HL.284555).

Item Number: HL.284555

9x12 inches.

John Luther Adams' Everything That Rises for String Quartet.

John Luther Adams' Everything That Rises for String Quartet.

Composers note:

I never imagined I would write a string quartet. Then I heard the JACK Quartet, and I understood how Imight be able to make the medium my own. The result was The Wind in High Places a twenty-minute work composed entirely on natural harmonics and open strings.

Over the next few years, twomore quartets followed. The second quartet, untouched, is a further exploration of the aeolian sound world of the first. Then, in Canticles of the Sky, the musicians finally touch the fingerboards of theirinstruments.

And now comes Everything That Rises.

This fourth quartet is more expansive, both in time and in space. It grows out of Sila: The Breath of the World - aperformance-length choral/orchestral work composed on a rising series of sixteen harmonic clouds.

Everything That Rises traverses this same territory, but in a much more melodic way.

Each musician isa soloist, playing throughout. They surround the audience. Time floats.

Over the course of an hour, the lines spin out - always rising - in acoustically perfect intervals that grow progressively smaller as they spiralupward... until the music dissolves into the soft noise of the bows, sighing.

Duration: 60 minutes

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