String Quartet No.3 in E minor, Op.18 (Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong)

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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.3 in E minor
Alternative. Title String Quartet for Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello No.3 in E (Op.18)
Composer Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.18
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3:
  1. Moderato e tranquillo
  2. Allegro risoluto
  3. Air and Variations (Andante e semplice. Air, Four variations, Finale)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1918 June to December
First Performance. 1919?
First Publication. 1921
Dedication Cedric Sharpe and the Philharmonic Quartet
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 Violins, viola, cello
External Links *Gibbs Catalogue PDF

Misc. Comments

A performance of a quartet- this one?- by Gibbs reviewed in the Musical Times in June 1920 (Volume 61, June 1 1920, page 390) specifies that it was not the premiere. Revista musicale Italiana also mentions a performance. (When were first two quartets written and what were their performance histories?...)

"Proxime accesit Carnegie Prize 1919".

Earlier quartets by Gibbs according to external link:

  • a C major op.1 unpublished, composed and performed in 1912 (probably a "quartet 0")-
  • a quartet op.6 later incorporated into op.8-
  • a G minor op.7 unpublished at B-P library (B-P?), dedicated to E. J. Dent, composed 1916 November and premiered 1917 April; (quartet 1?)
  • a A minor op8 (3 movements) composed 1917 also in manuscript dedicated to the London String Quartet (which premiered the op.7) - performed 1917 November (by the dedicatees) (quartet 2?)

Also several later quartets (pastoral quartet op.41, A major op.73 - recorded, G minor "miniature quartet" op.74 (both 1933, published), also String Quartet in C op.95 (1940), String Quartet in G minor (Kenilworth), Op 99 (unpublished), String Quartet "No.6" in C op.118 (1947) (unpublished), A Simple String Quartet, Op 140 (1954, unpublished), String Quartet in E minor (1958, unpublished) ). So even not counting opp.1 and 6, arguably about a dozen or so string quartets.- Schissel