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Bryce Dessner: Aheym: String Ensemble

Score Only | String Ensemble
Composer Bryce Dessner
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation String Quartet
This is the full score of Aheym for String Quartet, composed by Bryce Dessner, best known as the guitarist of The National, but also an acclaimed composer in his own right.

Composed in 2009 for the Kronos Quartet for their performance in Brooklyn's Prospect Park for the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival, Aheym (meaning 'homeward' in Yiddish) was directly inspired by his grandmother's migration to America. Dessner states that the stories and information she used to tell them permeated their collective imagination and created a close connection to the past. He dedicates Aheym to his grandmother, Sarah Dessner. 

The score in this edition was first performed on the 12th of March 2009 at the MusicNOW Festival, and on the 18th of July 2009 in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The work lasts around 10 minutes and is filled with dynamic tempo changes, a mix of staccato and smooth playing and all-round excitement. It's a fantastic piece to play and the genius composition will keep audiences on their toes.
Subtitle for String Quartet
Difficulty Advanced
Product Format Score
Product Type Sheet Music
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Release Date 2015
Size 305 X 229
Pages 20
EAN 5020679151723
Edition Number CH83732
Catalog No. MUSCH83732
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