Martin: Pavane couleur du temps

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  • Composer: Frank Martin
  • Format: Score & Parts
  • Instrumentation: String Quintet (Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello I, Cello II)
  • ISMN: 979-070880789-6
  • Size: 8.3 x 11.6 inches


This is a string quintet (a single slow movement lasting about seven minutes) with two cellos, with the added flexibility of a clarinet part to replace the viola part, and a double bass part to replace one cello part (these extra parts are included). It is lyrical and straightforward to play. "Pavane couleur du temps" was first composed in 1920 as a string quintet with 2 cellos. Versions for string orchestra and for piano duet also exist.