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Into the Faded Air

String Sextet Full Score

By Helen Grime

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String Sextet
String Sextet Full Score. Composed by Helen Grime (1981-). Music Sales America. Classical. Softcover. 24 pages. Chester Music #CH77891. Published by Chester Music (HL.14041752).

Item Number: HL.14041752

8.25x11.5 inches.

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


'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. The first 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 two violas, 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 useof pizzicato 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

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