#501. Scott Joplin, Pleasant Moments (ragtime waltz)
Set of five parts (two violins, viola, cello, bass) $10.00
This title is also available in a version for String Orchestra, consisting of a Conductor’s Score plus parts (typically three each Violin 1 and Violin 2, two each Viola and Cello, and one Bass). Price dependent on number of parts required; please enquire.
September 8, 2013 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, infamous nobleman, murderer, and composer. In commemoration, I started transcribing some of his madrigals and sacred pieces for strings.
Gesualdo’s harmonic language is notoriously wild, even by late-19th-century standards. Most of his madrigals are in five voices, and the others are in six.
for string quartet:
— a Psalm (the only 4-voice vocal work of his I can find)
— a Galliard (the only instrumental piece of his I can find)
for string quintet (two violins, two violas, cello):
O vos omnes (one of the Sacrae Cantiones (1603)) and three of the Madrigals (1595/1611): Ahi, disperata via; Dolcissima mia vita; and Gia piansi nel dolore.