The Tiger – For Strings
(Best for string orchestra. Can be played by string quartet.)
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The oddity of placing the words into this score for strings can be explained. This piece was originally written for SATB chorus. But I feel it sounds best when played by stringed instruments. (It sounds pretty good on the organ, too. You can hear me playing my organ version of it on YouTube). I still hear William Blake’s words every time I hear the piece played by strings. And, no, although the words appear in the score, the string players are not to sing the words. J