String Quartet, Op.5 (Paine, John Knowles)

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Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Composer's manuscript (holograph), n.d.
Misc. Notes Original images: 300dpi color jpg files approx. 4100 by 3260 pixels.
The score is missing pages 23 and 24 (the obverse and reverse of the same page). Page 25 was largely marked out by Paine so it is possible that the two missing pages contained material Paine decided to leave out.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet
Alternative. Title Violin Quartette
Composer Paine, John Knowles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.5
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJP 24
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Presto molto
  4. Finale Thema con variazioni. Allegretto grazioso
Var.2 con grazia
Var.3 Pizzi: e marcato. Con brio.
Var.4 Minore
Majore. Coda. Fuga. Molto allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1860-69?
First Publication. 1940 – New York: Work Projects Administration and The New York Public Library
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

There are two references to the first publication in Wordcat which may or may not describe the same issue. OCLC 317654641 is described as 4 parts "Reproduced cooperatively by Work Projects Administration and The New York Public Library, [19--?]." OCLC 16455121 is described as both the score and four parts revised by Sydney Beck (1906–2001) and published by the New York Public Library in 1940. No copyright renewal could be found for this publication.