String Quartet No. 2 in A ’Parallel Worlds’, Op. 28

Parallel Worlds

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Second string quartet by Jordi Vives i Batlle, started in Bergen (June 2008) and completed in Dublin (April 2009). With thanks to Pat Ross-Ross and Mike Cutler for useful advice on fugue (though I am solely to blame for all the mistakes).

I am allowing the piece to be transposed upwards a major second for ease of playing, so that it begins in B minor and it ends in D major. If this option is desired, then please note the following optional changes to the cello part. In the last beat of 115 and first beat of 116 please change E � Eb - (tie) - Eb � E to F � Db - (tie) - Db � Eb. In addition, bars 152 � 153: Change Db3 � Eb3 � F3 � (rest) � Db3 � C3 � Ab2 to Db2 � Eb2 � F2 � (rest) � Db2 � Db2 � C2.

Score ID
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
10 minutes
String quartet
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts

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