String Quartet No.3 in E minor, Op.18 (Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong)
Steve's Bedroom Band (string quartet)
London: Goodwin & Tabb, 1921.
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|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|
|Year/Date of Composition||1918 June to December|
|Dedication||Cedric Sharpe and the Philharmonic Quartet|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 Violins, viola, cello|
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- a C major op.1 unpublished, composed and performed in 1912 (probably a "quartet 0")-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- a G minor op.7 unpublished at B-P library (B-P?), dedicated to E. J. Dent, composed 1916 November and premiered 1917 April; (quartet 1?)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op.74 (both 1933, published), also String Quartet in C op.95 (1940), String Quartet in G minor (Kenilworth), Op 99 (unpublished), String Quartet "No.6" in C op.118 (1947) (unpublished), A Simple String Quartet, Op 140 (1954, unpublished), String Quartet in E minor (1958, unpublished) ).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