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17230334
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17230334

Howl

for Narrator and String Quartet

By Lee Hyla

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Strings Violin I, Violin II, Viola, cello
For Narrator and String Quartet. Composed by Lee Hyla. SWS+Inserts. Classical. Score and part(s). With Standard notation. Composed December 12 1993. Carl Fischer Music #BE4. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.BE4).

Item Number: CF.BE4

ISBN 9780825836244. 9 x 12 inches. Key: A minor. En. Text: Allen Ginsberg. Allen Ginsberg.

The rhythm and tone of Allen Ginsberg's reading of the poem Howl was a main inspiration for Lee Hyla in this ferocious setting. In this score, the narrator and string quartet are equal partners in an often shifting relationship, occasionally uniting in a close and intense rhythmic world and sometimes telling similar stories in separate ways.
When I began the composition of the string quartet for Howl, the tone and rhythm of Allen Ginsberg's reading of the poem were a major inspiration and source of musical ideas. I wanted to convey a sense of the music emerging from the poem/reading and then, as the piece evolved, have the quartet become independent, commenting and colliding with the power of the poem and throwing it into a variety of textural reliefs. In Howl, the narrator and string quartet are equal partners in an often changing relationship, sometimes united in a close and intense rhythmic world and sometimes telling similar stories in separate ways.

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