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Quintet for String Quartet and Piano, Op. 104 (1984-85)

1. Introduction and Allegro
2. Meditation
3. Scherzo
4. Epilogue

1st Movement: The Introduction begins in the Dorian Mode on D. Starting with a passage in unison, it includes passages in three, four, and six voice parts. The Introduction ends with a passage in the Mixolydian Mode on A. The Allegro includes the time signatures 7/4, 7/8. and 8/8; the coda of the movement introduces semi-quaver triplets. The Allegro section is in the Mixolydian Mode on D.

2nd Movement: In andante tempo, the introduction modulates to the Mixolydian mode on D flat.

The Scherzo: In Mixolydian Mode on G with two trios, the first in Phrygian Mode on B, the second in Phrygian Mode on F sharp.

The Epilogue: This opens by recalling the Dorian Introduction, and ends in the Mixolydian Mode on D, but it includes rhythmic features unheard elsewhere, namely semi-quavers played against semi-quaver triplets. The first section reverts to the crotchets of the movement's opening. The ending is grave, the bass voice reaching the tonic D by means of the Phrygian minor second. But the music does not fade out, the final cadence bars being marked "sempre mezzo forte".

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Index of Works

Major Works
Wat Tyler
Men of Blackmoor
The Sugar Reapers
Joe Hill - The Man Who Never Died
Orchestral Work
Symphony No. 1 in C
Symphony No. 2 'The Nottingham Symphony'
Symphony No. 3 'The Byron Symphony' with Baritone Solo and Mixed Chorus
Symphony No. 4 - Lascaux Symphony
Dorian Passacaglia and Fugue
Piano Concerto
Violin Concerto
Chamber Music
Dialectic for String Quartet
Concert Piece for Cello and Piano
Lyric Interlude for Violin Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Three Concert Studies for Piano, Violin and Cello
Piano Music
Twenty Four Preludes
Choral Music
'The Winter Journey' - A Christmas Cantata for Soprano and Baritone Solo, Mixed Chorus, String Quintet and Harp
Solo Song
'Voices of the Prophets' - Cantata for Tenor and Piano
'The Freight of Harvest' - Song Cycle for Tenor and Piano
'Life's Span' - Song Cycle for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
'Woman's Life' - Song cycle for Soprano and Piano