Quintet for piano and string quartet

Composition Date: 1983
Revision Date: 1983
Duration: 00:22:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Quintet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello / Keyboard)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
Programme Note:

Barbara Pentland

Quintet for Piano and Strings, 1983

Commissioned by: Purcell String Quartet, by the Canada Council


“It begins in the austere manner that distinguishes Pentland’s music, but eventually expands from energetic outbursts to a concluding lament.” Ray Chatelin, The Vancouver Province, January 1984


“The first part opens slowly as it introduces the thematic ideas and then changes tempo as it unfolds. Its close leads into a scherzo-like movement. The third part is slow, with its theme presented first in harmonies on all the instruments. The final section sums up various facets of the previous parts and fades out with a quiet dissolution of elements. In parts 1, 2, and 4, three aleatory zones occur, where the performers have certain freedoms with given material. There is no confrontation between piano and strings with one or the other dominating, but co-operation, each instrument contributing to the fabric as an individual.”



Premiere Information:
Purcell String Quartet with Robert Rogers, pianist, Vancouver, Jan. 13th, 1984.


CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3245 P419qu
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Quintet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello / Keyboard)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 4, 1990
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (32 p.) + 4 parts ([36] p.) ;
    32 Pages
    Height: 38 cm
    Parts page count: 36
  • Additional Information:
  • Duration: 22:00.
    For piano and string quartet.
    Programme notes included.

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