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Set of Parts

By Sir Michael Tippett

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4 horns
Set of Parts. Composed by Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998). Sheet music. Edition Schott. Classical. Set of Parts. Composed 1955. 32 pages. Duration 20'. Schott Music #ED 10716. Published by Schott Music (HL.49002485).

Item Number: HL.49002485

ISBN 9790220104411. 9x12 inches.

Like Robert Schumann who often favoured the horn, Sir Michael Tippett who died on 8 January 1998 makes full use of the instrument's tonal possibilities in this work. He translated the Romantic genre of horn quartet into a modern tonal language: 'All movements contain characteristic calls and triad arpeggios. Sometimes the call itself is the theme, as in the fugue. Sometimes the calls are the accompaniment to a solo, such as in the nocturne.' (Tippett)The forms of the four movements, however, are traditional. The structure of the first movement is reminiscent of the form of a strophic song. The second movement is an allegro, the slow third a nocturne in the traditional ABA form. And finally the last movement is a capricious fugue.

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