In Memoriam Lee Hyla

I was saddened to read today of the passing of Lee Hyla. I can’t find any obituary online, just read the news in a tweet from Geoffrey Burleson.

I considered Lee among the very best composers of my generation. I first heard his music when I was a student at Tanglewood and was immediately taken with its intense energies and admirable craft.

UPDATE: Jeremy Eichler’s obituary for the Boston Globe is here.

UPDATE #2: Chicago Tribune obit here; his students reminisce here.

UPDATE #3: New York Times obit here.

Here are examples of his music:

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