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String Quartet No 2 (Score)

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By Colin Bayliss

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String Quartet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Colin Bayliss (1948-). 21st Century, 20th Century. Score. 30 pages. Published by Colin Bayliss (S0.35473).

Item Number: S0.35473

(B33) was first written as Piano Sonata No.1 [B12] in late 1981. It was revisedinto a string quartet in January 1990.There are four movements, and all the thematic material, whether tonal, atonal or serial is derived fromthe music of the first seven bars. After this opening, the first movement is written in a straightforwardsonata form, using a mixture of tonal and serial themes in constantly changing rhythms. The secondmovementAdagio also contrasts tonal and serial themes, while the third movement is a short scherzoand trio, with an atonal motif in the scherzo being treated in simple rhythms. A lyrical variation of themain theme of the slow movement is used for the trio, and develops further into a simple diatonic tune.The last movement is a kaleidoscopic treatment of the preceding thematic material, together with furthervariations and short contrapuntal passages, to give the effect of a rondo. The motif from the beginningof the whole work then returns as a coda to unify the quartet.The Score and Parts are available on this site as separate downloadsThe sound sample is the second movement - performed by the Lochrian EnsembleThe complete 6 string quartets performed by the Lochrian Ensemble are available on itunes:see: for this particular quartet:

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