Bourland chamber music: Four Painters (2001)

September 1, 2009

Four Painters for piano quartet (2001)
1.Picasso
2.Thomas Hart Benton
3.Man Ray
4.Henri Matisse
Music: Roger Bourland
Performers: Pacific Serenades
Publisher: Pacific Serenades Music


Notes: I’ve had a life-long habit of composing music inspired by paintings. In this piece, I’ve decided to compose musical portraits of four painters. I loved this commission, my most recent from Pacific Serenades, and would do another in a heartbeat. The musical language is related to American Baroque and Stories We Tell in my mind.

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