Gavin Bryars (1943)

The Stones of the Arch (2006)

for four voices, string quartet and optional improvising turntablist

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2006
    • Duration: 20 mn
    • Publisher: Schott, nº LSL 10107-01
    • Commission: Barbican Centre pour leur festival "Phases - The Music of Steve Reich" pour célébrer son 70e anniversaire
    • Dedication: Steve Reich pour ses 70 ans
    • Libretto (details, author):

      George Bruce

Detailed formation
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(soprano, baritone, contralto, tenor)
  • violin, second violin, viola, cello, other electric or electronic instrument [tourne-disque]

Premiere information

  • Date: 8 October 2006

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Barbican Theatre


    Theatre of Voices ; Paul Hillier, direction ; Kronos Quartet ; Philip Jeck, platines