Into The Faded Air (Parts)
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Item Number: 21444195
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String Quartet

SKU: BT.MUSCH77891-01

Composed by Helen Grime. Classical. Book Only. Composed 2011. Chester Music #MUSCH77891-01. Published by Chester Music (BT.MUSCH77891-01).

Into the faded air was commissioned by Britten Sinfonia for first performance at Filharmonic Hall, Krakow, Poland on Sunday 13th January 2008, with Jacqueline Shave (Violin), Miranda Dale (Violin), Clare Finnimore(Viola),Catherine Musker (Viola), Caroline Dearnley (Cello) and Banjamin Chappell (Cello).

Scoring: String Sextet (2 Violins, 2 Violas, and 2 Cellos)

Duration: 10 minutes

Composer'sNotes


'Into The Faded Air is cast in four movements although the last three movements are played without a break.


In the first movement, the sextet is divided into twogroups. Thefirst group, consisting of violin, viola and cello plays a sustained melody while the second group (also violin, viola and cello) contributes more jagged and intricate material. The second movement is an extended duetfor twoviolas, accompanied by the other instruments. As the movement progresses, the accompanying instruments become more prominent. The third movement is the only fast movement in the piece, with rapid semiquavers and much useofpizzicato throughout. This leads into a serene chorale where the three upper instruments (two violins and first viola) are set against the second viola and two cellos.'


 - HelenGrime