String Sextet, Op.43 (Holbrooke, Joseph)

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PMLP58261-Holbrooke - Sextet in D for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos Op 43.pdf
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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 Number Op.43
Movements/Sections 3 movements:
  1. Adagio espressivo e molto sostenuto - Allegro con brio
  2. Andantino mesto
  3. Finale: Molto vivace
Year/Date of Composition 1902
First Performance 1904 June (6 or 8)
First Publication 1924
Dedication T.E.E. (Lord Howard de Walden)
Average Duration 25 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos


Misc. Comments

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 Op.no. 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.)

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