String Sextet, Op.43 (Holbrooke, Joseph)



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Publisher. Info. London: Goodwin & Tabb, n.d.[1924].
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Work Title String Sextet
Alternative. Title Sextet in D for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos
Composer Holbrooke, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.43
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 42
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Adagio espressivo e molto sostenuto - Allegro con brio
  2. Andantino mesto
  3. Finale: Molto vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1902
First Performance. 1904 June (6 or 8)
First Publication. 1924
Dedication T.E.E. (Lord Howard de Walden)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos

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Transcribed later as his 7th symphony (for strings, "Aal Aaraaf"). There is/was also a duo in D Op.43 and a horn quintet in G Op.43. The duo for 2 pianos seems to be lost (if I understand correctly) but was almost certainly? an arrangement of the sextet or of the symphony (according to Watt/Forbes. The phrasing suggests that the symphony is a loose arrangement of the sextet, while the duo, if found, may be found to be a stricter transcription/arrangement of one or the other work.) The quintet is mentioned several times in Watt/Forbes 2015, but its relation besides having the same is unclear. (The horn quintet may have originally carried Op.27 - perhaps it is an alternate version of the clarinet quintet in the same G; Watt & Forbes give the horn version the nickname "Emerson" - and have been composed in 1901, premiered 1904.)