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Quintet in D major [G353]

By Luigi Boccherini

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Quintet in D major [G353] composed by Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805). Edited by Keith Pascoe. For Two violins, viola and two violoncelli. Full score and parts. 20+4x8(xvi) pages. Published by Edition HH Music Publishers (HH.HH066-FSP).

ISBN 1-904229-48-4.

Published here for the first time, this quintet, written in 1790, opens with the three chords Boccherini used in the sinfonia of his oratorio Gioas, Re di Giuda. The style of the first movement is a mixture of Mannheim elements and Italian opera. The graceful Minuetto is followed by an Andante larghetto, in which the composer's use of simple material creates a musical 'still life' (nature morte). The final movement is a typical Boccherini rondeau giving each player a chance to shine.

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