Piano Trio No.3, Op.158 (Stanford, Charles Villiers)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Augener, 1918. Plate 15216.
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Work Title Piano Trio No.3
Alternative. Title 'Per aspera ad astra'
Composer Stanford, Charles Villiers
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.158
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 68
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro maestoso e moderato (alla breve)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1918 April 22
First Publication. 1918
Dedication In memoriam: E.U.; A.T.; A.K.; E.J.G.; M.G.; sempiternam patriae laudem funere cumulantium.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano, violin, violoncello
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Really A minor rather than A major, it seems, but generally given as A major. (Perhaps there is some composer because the composer wrote "in A" which does not necessarily mean "A major".) Given as A minor here "by observation".

The identities of the five dedicatees seem to be something of a mystery. Two have been identified as the sons of Alan Gray (Stanford's successor), killed in the last months of WWI, but instead of attempting to enlighten one as to the identities of the first three, most on writing of the trio have prevaricated and described the trio as dedicated to only those two people: which it is not.

Completed April 22 1918 per Dibble, p.478. Autograph @ GB-Lbm.