by Bruce Stark
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):