String Quartet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Colin Bayliss (1948-). 21st Century, 20th Century. Set of Parts. 16 pages. Published by Colin Bayliss (S0.35485).
Item Number: S0.35485
(B82) was completed in November 1994.It is a re-working of the earlier workSignatures (B50) for solo viola, and follows the same structureof six short movements based on note rows built around specific intervals, together with a unifying featureof a modal Scottish style folk melody. The relevant intervals are:-1. major 3rd, major 2nd 2. minor 3rd, minor 2nd3. perfect 4th, minor 3rd 4. tritone, major 3rd5. perfect 5th, minor 2nd 6. major 3rd, major 2nd and major 6thThe sections may be regarded as a parallel to a divertimento:-1.Andante con moto - an expositionary section2.Allegro scherzando - a self-explanatory scherzo3.Poco adagio - an atmospheric section4.Allegro - a more textural section leading to5.Allegro - another short scherzo6.Andante pensiero - allegro - andante - where the folk style dominates the central section which isflanked by a re-working of the theme of section 1 and then dies away as if into the mists.The Score and Parts are available on this site as separate downloadsThe sound sample is the fifth movement - performed by the Lochrian EnsembleThe complete 6 string quartets performed by the Lochrian Ensemble are available on itunes:see: http://www.dwsolo.com/colinbayliss/and for this quartet:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/colin-bayliss-string-quartet/id585268019.
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