by Bruce Stark

(string quartet) 

The lively music of Hush combines jazz-inspired writing with classical structure, and is intended as a bit of fun for the concert stage. The piece is through-composed, however the spirit of improvisation propels the ideas, and after the opening material each instrument takes a solo, as often occurs in a jam-session.

The initial version was composed in Tokyo in 1993 for the Y Quartet, who premiered and recorded it the same year. Twenty years later, I found a set of parts hidden deep in a closet, and prepared this revised version.

— Bruce Stark

Audio clip of Y Quartet’s performance of Hush from the CD To The Winter Sun (MA Recordings):


by Bruce Stark
string quartet
4 minutes
score (19 pages) and parts

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