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String quartet no. 3

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

String quartet no. 3 / Carl Vine.

by Carl Vine (1994)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Tall Poppies Quartet, John Harding, Georges Lentz, David Pereira, Esther van Stralen from the CD Chamber music. Vol. 2

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This work is in the simplest version of sonata form - medium, slow, fast. The first movement largely uses the quartet as a single, large instrument. There are seldom more than two independent lines, but these are spread across the ensemble so that a single player rarely completes a single line. These passages are separated by heavy repeated rhythms supporting rhapsodic solos from the lead violin.

The central movement focuses on monody in which each instrument in turn, excluding the lead violin, plays a melodic solo accompanied by simple moving chords. The work closes with a demonic moto perpetuo finale.

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Smith Quartet (London), with financial assistance from the Brighton Arts Festival and the Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council.

— © Carl Vine

Published by: Faber Music [0571515959] — 1 set of performance parts

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 15 mins

Dedicated to Smith Quartet (London)

Commission info: With financial assistance from the Brighton Arts Festival

First performance by Smith Quartet (London) — 22 May 94. Music Room of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England

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