Legend for String Quintet Op. 35a
Scored for standard string quartet plus double bass, the quintet version of the well-known Legend for String Orchestra was written in 2009 and premiered in 2010 by violinists Roger Zahab & MaryBeth Schotting, violist Paul Silver, cellist Lauren Scott Mallory and bassist Robert Skavronski.
As suggested by the title, the one-movement work unfolds in a story-like form. The opening theme presents a primary melodic motive that is woven into the fabric of the entire work. Imaginary scenes are evoked as the clearly defined sections of the work appear. The writing is striking, instantly appealing, and includes a wide range of color, expression and contrast, rooted in standard notation.
This product is sold as a permanent library purchase with unlimited performance rights. Edition includes full score and parts set. See gallery pages at left for samples of score and parts. See also the edition for String Orchestra (SMP517).
Hear the live recording of the premiere performance of Legend for String Quintet: