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    First Mvt, Pentador Quartet

    Well, after bringing myself to full alert today with an application of scalding coffe & grounds, I sat down and finished the first movement of the Pentador string quartet. Time to give attention to the third movement now. In this movement, I made liberal use of double stopping. I don't think you have heard anything quite like this before in a string quartet. But not having heard many string quartets, perhaps I am wrong. Well, whatever, here it is.

    Pentador Quartet (1st Mvt)
    http://files.myopera.com/rwayland/fi...t%20Mvt%29.mp3

    Only about 3 1/2 minutes. GPO instruments, naturally.

    Richard

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    Hi, what an interesting work. I hear the caffeine... This work and your style reminds me of modern architecture. You "look" at all the odd shapes and materials used that are opposite of traditional standards and ask: "how?", How does it stand; and wonder about the creator's mind and where they get their inspiration for such a project. Your definitely leading a more modern approach in composition here... I enjoy and respect your work very much.

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    Re: First Mvt, Pentador Quartet

    I'm guessing it was Folger's.

    An interesting, highly energetic movement, Richard.
    The one question I would have is of the endurance
    for the extensive double-stopping, which can become
    quite tiring even for experienced players.

    Best,

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    Re: First Mvt, Pentador Quartet

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    I'm guessing it was Folger's.

    An interesting, highly energetic movement, Richard.
    The one question I would have is of the endurance
    for the extensive double-stopping, which can become
    quite tiring even for experienced players.

    Best,

    David
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    .
    Folgers? No, it was expensive French Roast!

    I quite appreciate you point on the double stops. That is one of the reasons it is so short. The other is that it exhausted me to write something so energetic. Many hours of work there. I have considered doing a version of it with additional instruments to avoid the double stopping, perphaps setting it as an octet.

    Richard

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    Re: First Mvt, Pentador Quartet

    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland

    I quite appreciate you point on the double stops.
    Maybe we could get a few of our string people to put in a word
    on this, Richard. I was a cellist years back, so my comments
    are at least relevant -- but so much depends on how the
    double-stops fall under the hand, how much of a strain they
    are. With careful writing it might be quite workable: but it
    would be good to see the score and have other string players
    comment...

    David
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    Re: First Mvt, Pentador Quartet

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Maybe we could get a few of our string people to put in a word
    on this, Richard. I was a cellist years back, so my comments
    are at least relevant -- but so much depends on how the
    double-stops fall under the hand, how much of a strain they
    are. With careful writing it might be quite workable: but it
    would be good to see the score and have other string players
    comment...

    David
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    Well, here is the link to the score (also, the same mp3 can be found there).

    Pentador Quartet (1st Mvt)
    http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin...?scoreid=93466


    There have been some comments, and it appears workable, primarily because there are numerous short rests between the double stoppped notes. But more comments will be helpful and appreciated.

    Richard

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    Re: First Mvt, Pentador Quartet

    Well, it just occurred to me that many people don't have Scorch, and don't want the trouble of downloading it. So here is the score, in PDF format for screen viewing.

    Pentador I (1st Mvt).PDF
    http://files.myopera.com/rwayland/fi...0mvt%29%20.pdf


    Richard

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