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String Quartet No.1, B18

Classical/Contemporary • 1987
 
     
 

String Quartet No.1


20.00 USD

Seller Colin Bayliss
ZIP, 1.88 Mb ID: SM-000185189 Upload date: 31 May 2013
Instrumentation
Violin, Viola, Cello
Scored for
Quartet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Publisher
Colin Bayliss
Duration
44'3
String Quartet No. 1
(B18) was completed in April 1987, slightly revised for publication in 1994 with
a few further revisions made for recording by the Lochrian Ensemble in 2007.
The four movements follow the Classical pattern; the first movement,
Sostenuto - allegro is followed
by a scherzo (allegro molto, in 7/4), an adagio (also in 7/4) and a finale (allegro molto). The balance
of the movements, however, differs in that the first and last movements are
concertante movements for cello and first violin respectively;
the argument of the third movement is largely made up of a "love
duet" between the second violin and the viola, where the other two instruments have a mainly accompanying
rôle, and only the scherzo has an equal balance between the forces.


The sound sample is the second movement - performed by the Lochrian Ensemble
The complete 6 string quartets performed by the Lochrian Ensemble are available on itunes and Amazon:
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