String Sextet Quartertone (Hill, Malcolm)

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Work Title String Sextet Quartertone
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Composer Hill, Malcolm
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. mj154
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1986
First Performance. Unperformed
First Publication. 1986
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos

Misc. Comments

The Sextet is in mosaic form, with very brief gaps between sections. Temperament based on the equal subdivision of the perfect 5th (not perfect 8ve) would be ideal. Quartertone notes first appear as melodic inflections, but gradually become part of the functioning harmony and counterpoint, so that by the mid-point of the work they have been totally assimilated. The whole work has not yet been performed, but extended passages have been performed in Malcolm Hill’s “Desert Musics” mj255 (the final 4½ minutes of the Sextet in 2001) and in his “Sound Houses in New Atlantis” mj292 (the first 5 minutes of the Sextet in 2010).