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|Work Title||String Quintet for Monika Lang|
|Alternative. Title||Moni´s String Quintet|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2007-2009|
|Dedication||Dedicated post mortem to ma very dear late lamented friend Monika Lang|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||25-30 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass|
This work is dedicated to my very dear late lamented friend Monika Lang post mortem, but most of it was written before I heard about her tragic destiny.
All movements have titles in latin.
The first movementt is influenced by Mussorgsky's "Night on the Bare Mountain".
In the third movement I used parts of the Gregorian chant "Dies Irae".
In the fifth movement I used two german church songs - one by Martin Luther "Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist" and one other by the composer Hans Arfken who in 1958 made a song of the "Paternoster".
The quintet is on a symbolic level dealing with my personal thoughts about live, death and eternity. Later after the message about Moni´s destiny I understood the reason why - and for whom.
I admit to everybody to freely perform, copy, record and distribute this chamber music work.
My only condition is the same as for the funeral march. Monika Lang´s name has to be mentioned.
Right now I can only offer copies of my handwriting, but I hope that I soon will be able to replace this facsimil by a professional score.