Quartets I-VIII for 24 instruments

Quartets, orchestra
Cage, John composer

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  • Creator John Cage
  • Format Music Scores
  • Contributors
  • Publication Score. Frankfurt/M ; New York : Henmar Press Inc., [2012?] ©1978
  • Physical Details
    • 1 score (54 pages) ; 43 cm
  • OCLC ocn823893730

Notes

  • For flute, 2 oboes, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 5 violins I, 4 violins II, 3 violas, 3 violoncellos, double bass.
  • Chance composition.
  • Includes composer's note in English.
  • Score and parts prepared by Paul Sadowski.
  • "The quartets are subtractions: I from Lift up your heads, o ye gates (Jacob French) ; II from The Lord descended ; III from Old North (both by William Billings) ; IV from New York (Andrew Law) ; V from Heath ; VI from Judea (both by William Billings) ; VII from Greenwich (Andrew Law) ; VIII from The Lord is ris'n (William Billings)"--Preface.
  • Duration: approximately 40 min.
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