Hay Fever

Laura Bowler

  • Duration

    6 mins

  • Year of composition


  • Number of performers


  • First performance

    11th January 2013, Ligeti Quartet, Purcell Room, London

  • Commissioned by
    Ligeti Quartet


A theatrical impromptu piece based on the final scene from Sir Noël Coward’s 1924 comedy of the same name. Hay Fever’s dynamic performance is a contrast between improvisation and musical narrative, where the quartet became the four terrified guests of the Bliss family, sitting at a table set for a breakfast of toast, fruit, and a pot of tea.

Full scoring:

2 violins

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