John Harbison: Rubies (After Thelonious Monk's 'Ruby, My Dear')

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Publisher: G. Schirmer
Composer: John Harbison
Format: Sheet Music | Score
Composer John Harbison writes: 'Rubies is a version of Thelonious Monk's 'Ruby, My Dear', which he composed while still in his teens. When I was invited by the Seattle Symphony to make a short piece reflecting my first musical passions, my thoughts were of Bach and Monk. Since I had recently made some Bach-like chorale preludes, I chose to make a version of Monk's tune, first in a chamber-musical, contrapuntal manner, then in the grand orchestral style I had always heard lurking there.' Dur: 5:30.
ISBN: 9781495019951
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL50600223