Multi Instrument Score – ‘Burrowed’

About the piece:

Originally written for myself and Sam Andreae to perform, and features on the HAQ album ‘Walking Walking Falling’. Since then I’ve performed the piece with guitar, cello, flugelhorn and clarinet (with the 265 Quartet), as well as arranging it for saxophone quartet, and it various other duos. I was inspired by reading about William Burroughs’ cut-ups method of writing, and started thinking about how that could relate to my music. In theory there are many different combinations of how to play this piece (25,396,560 to be precise) but some sound better than others. On this version here we play 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 for the melody and improvisations, and then 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 for the reprise of the melody.

Download the score in four different versions, so you can mix and match your instruments as you see fit.

C score Bb score Eb score Bass clef C score

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2 thoughts on “Multi Instrument Score – ‘Burrowed’

  1. Am enjoying playing both this and TRS-Q, mate! It would be great to read a bit about how you write your tunes, too – as in note choices and all that (: