Lung ta
pour quatuor à cordes

Linda Bouchard
Composition Date: 1992
Duration: 00:20:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
Programme Note:
“The work refers to a Tibetan yogi who calls the human mind ‘a galloping horse which, wishing to fly like the wind, must be harnessed to be useful.’ The title itself is the name of the wood-block printed flags through which Tibetans offer up invocations and personal prayers. Lung Tas are strung up high on hills, from house tops or trees. With each flutter in the wind, visible and invisible prayers are thus multiplied and sent off into the void for the benefit of those who made them and all other beings as well.”

Premiere Information:
30 mai 1993, the Kitchen, New York, USA; Lydian String Quartet.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3134 B7515Lu
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • January 15, 1996
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (40 p.) ;
    40 Pages
    Height: 36 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 66
    4 parties ([66] p.);
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour quatuor à cordes.
    Commande du Bang on a Can Festival, rendu possible grâce au soutien de Meet The Composer du Reader's Digest en partenariat avec le National Endowment for the Arts et Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Fund.
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