Liz’s experience as a Trinity Board music examiner has given her the expertise to guide the composers to write within the musician’s capabilities while challenging them and at the same time expanding the string quartet repertoire. Among the 17 composers who have contributed to this fantastic new collection include illustrious names such as James McMillan, Sally Beamish and Thomas Hewitt Jones. Under Liz’s guidance they have created works which are not only accessible to young musicians but actually add exciting new substance to the string quartet repertoire.
Beside both scores and parts, there are optional 3rd violin parts in lieu of the viola for all quartets, and for some a bass part to enable string orchestra versions, both available to download. There are accompanying composers and teaching notes for each quartet and a CD with demonstration recordings and minus one tracks.
Grab your own copies now by the ever adventurous Boosey and Hawkes, their wonderful range of styles and moods make these books a valuable addition to the music world. Congratulations Liz - when are the wind and brass ones coming out!?