String Quartet No.8 in A major (Praeger, Ferdinand)

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Scores and Parts

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Cypressdome (2018/5/18)

PDF scanned by US-BUu
Cypressdome (2018/5/18)

Copyist unidentified
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1800s). (copyist's score and parts)
Misc. Notes Source: Mus. Arc. 46, Box 11, Item(s) 406. Ferdinand Praeger Collection of Scores, ca.1829-1891, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Work Title String Quartet No.8 in A major
Alternative. Title
Composer Praeger, Ferdinand
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFP 122
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Moderato — Allegretto (non troppo vivo)
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo (leggiero)
IV. Finale. Allegro maestoso (molto moderato il Tempo quasi com' un marcia triomfante [sic])
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello

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The first movement is in A minor (only changing to A major at page 6, for about 2 pages)- why is this an "A major" quartet?