Trio in One Movement, GP 87 (Bax, Arnold)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Charles Avison, Ltd., 1907. Plate Avison Ed. 40.
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General Information

Work Title Trio in One Movement
Alternative. Title Trio in One Movement for Piano, Violin and Viola (or Clarinet)
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.4 ; GP 87
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 56
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1906
First Publication. 1907
Dedication to A. J. Rowan-Hamilton
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15–20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin, viola (or clarinet; see below, Comments), piano
Discography All Music Guide
External Links Baxworks site
Edition Silvertrust

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Though Grove Music lists the instrumentation as 'vn, va/cl, pf", the printed music itself gives no indication that clarinet can be used as an alternate for the viola. Lewis Foreman, in his notes to the Naxos recording of this, says "In fact in this trio Bax marks his viola part also to be playable on the clarinet, and one has to say that now having heard that version, it lies much better on this instrument than the awkwardly placed original viola part." Foreman must be referring to the manuscript, and not the published part.

Cover might, though entry for first edition in British Library catalog gives no indication either - 1925 edition may be another matter. (That 1925 edition even exists seems to have been against the composer's wishes - see excerpt from Farewell, My Youth at external link. Date 1906 also from link.)