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GIBBS, Armstrong (1889-1960)
THRENODY FOR WALTER DE LA MARE for String Quartet and String Orchestra
Concert Originals Series GMCO069

Catalogue Number: GMCO069

Difficulty level: E What's this?

ISMN: 9790222269026

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String Quartet:- Solo Violin 1, Solo Violin 2, Solo Viola, Solo Cello
String Orchestra:- Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Known principally for his solo songs, Armstrong Gibbs also wrote music for the stage, sacred works, three symphonies and a substantial amount of chamber music, much of which remains unpublished. Armstrong Gibbs was born near Chelmsford in Essex and spent much of his busy life there when he was not touring the country adjudicating at festivals, conducting and composing.
The manuscript of this work is dated 17 July 1956 and closely follows Walter de la Mare's death in June of the same year. It has been described as one of Gibbs' most deeply felt compositions and is scored - like Vaughan Williams' Tallis Fantasia and Elgar's Introduction and Allegro - for solo string quartet and string orchestra. Note that there are THREE separate violin parts rather than the conventional two.
Duration: 7 minutes
A PACK comprises one full score, one of each of the quartet parts and string orchestra parts 4/4/4/3/4/2.

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