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Andante Cantabile from String Quartet Op. 11

By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

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Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893). Arranged by F. Leslie Smith. Romantic Period, Valentine's Day, Wedding. Score, Set of Parts. 19 pages. Published by Sweetwater Brass Press (S0.91245).

Item Number: S0.91245

Tchaikovsky composed this, the first of his string quartets, in 1871. The second movement, Andante cantabile, has become particularly famous on its own, often performed in a string orchestra version. This arrangement, based on the original string quartet music, sits well with a five-piece brass group, retaining the beautiful and somewhat melancholic nature of the original.

This arrangement was completed in 2012, and performance time runs about 5 minutes, 28 seconds. Contact the arranger, Les Smith, at If you like this one, don't miss "Two By Grieg.” For more arrangements by Les, enter "Sweetwater Brass Press" (without the quotation marks) in the SheetMusicPlus search box.

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