Water Music

Robert Bennett (composer)


  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • Viola
  • Violoncello
Score and Parts
A 1937 string quartet by a composer perhaps better known as arranger/orchestrator of some 300 Broadway and London productions, Water Music uses the folk tune Sailors' Hornpipe as a starting point. But, as the publisher points out, it "soon becomes a witty compendium of modernist techniques, though omitting 12-tone. Not very far into the piece, for example, Bennett puts each player in a different key. He fragments and reassembles the tune to dramatic effect well beyond what one would expect from an essentially trivial folk melody."
SKU: 494-03082
Ensemble: String Quartet
Publisher: Maurice River Press
Delivery Method: Print
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 24
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-64337-0
ISBN: 978-1-4911-2301-0
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