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

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 I. Moderato e tranquillo
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Matesic (2012/2/15)

 II. Allegro risoluto
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 III. Air and variations
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Steve's Bedroom Band (string quartet)

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Steve Jones

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 Complete Score
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Schissel (2011/3/14)

SIBLEY1802.8633.c16d-39087009380249score.pdf
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London: Goodwin and Tabb, 1921.

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 Violin 1
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 Violin 2
#177518 - 0.67MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/31 - 80x

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Aldona Jones (2012/2/10)

 Viola
#177519 - 0.49MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/31 - 91x

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 Cello
#177520 - 0.58MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/31 - 115x

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SIBLEY1802.7933.d1a7-39087009359029violin 1.pdf
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London: Goodwin & Tabb, 1921.

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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 Number Op.18
Key E minor
Movements/Sections 3:
  1. Moderato e tranquillo
  2. Allegro risoluto
  3. Air and Variations (Andante e semplice. Air, Four variations, Finale)
Year/Date of Composition 1918 June to December
First Performance 1919?
First Publication 1921
Dedication Cedric Sharpe and the Philharmonic Quartet
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

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