String Quartet in A minor
String quartet (Violin I, violin II, viola, cello) - Level C-D (moderately difficult - difficult)
Composed by William Walton (1902-1983). Edited by Hugh MacDonald. Chamber/Ensemble. William Walton Edition. Set of parts. 116 pages. Duration 30'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193366183).
Item Number: OU.9780193366183
ISBN 9780193366183. 12 x 9 inches.
Performing edition of Walton's String Quartet in A minor, based on the edition published in the Walton Edition Chamber Music volume. The work was first performed in 1947 and later revised as the Sonata for String Orchestra.
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