Rhapsodic Quintet, Op.31 (Howells, Herbert)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Cypressdome (2020/9/17)

PDF scanned by Hathitrust
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. The Carnegie Collection of British Music
London: Stainer & Bell, 1921. Plate S. & B. 2014.
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General Information

Work Title Rhapsodic Quintet
Alternative. Title Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Composer Howells, Herbert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHH 4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement in multiple sections
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919
First Publication. 1921 – London: Stainer & Bell
Average DurationAvg. Duration 12-13 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation clarinet (B), 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links Hyperion Records
Edition Silvertrust

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Much has been made in critical literature (and popular program notes) of how the work is not rhapsodic in the usual sense, but the early form of the work, completed in February 1919 before the composer decided later in the month to start serious revisions, may well have been just that. (from articles in "The Music of Herbert Howells", 2013.)