For Narrator and String Quartet

Lee Hyla

Text by Allen Ginsberg
Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: String Quartet
Instrumentation: Narrator, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello
Item Number: BE4
Number of Pages: 242
Duration: 0:26:00
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

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.


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Scores & Parts

Howl - Full Score - Study

Additional Information

Composition Date 1993
Duration 26:00