Pluck from the Air

(2013)

by John Woolrich

Description
piano quintet
Duration
10½
Genres
String Quartet, Piano
Instrumentation
pno - 2 vln.vla.vlc
Commission
Commissioned by Wigmore Hall and the Cheltenham Festival with funds provided by the Britten-Pears Foundation
First Performance
4.7.14, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham: Nash Ensemble
Availability

score and parts on special sale

Programme Notes
The piano is often the odd one out in this quintet, while the strings put up a united front, often bound tightly together in unison. Later, piano and strings move closer together in hocketing episodes. The piece is in one, ten-minute, movement, welded together from contrasting fragments. John Woolrich

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