String Quartet No. 9

Samuel Adler

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: String Quartet
Item Number: 114-41516
Duration: 20:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


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Adler String Quartet No. 9 - Ivalas Quartet

Quick Overview

Adler's ninth turn at string quartet composition was written for the Esterhazy Quartet, who were pleased to perform the world premiere in April, 2009 with the composer in attendance. Violinist Susan Jensen described the work as energetic, spirited, humorous and celebratory. The premiere follows an all-Adler 80th birthday celebration by the Esterhazy in the previous year, so this new String Quartet No. 9 is a treat. Three of the four movements proceed at a fast pace, and the Quartet is for advanced performers.

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Scores & Parts

String Quartet No. 9 - Set of Parts
String Quartet No. 9 - Full Score - Study

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Esterhazy Quartet and the University of Missouri on the occasion of the Quartet's 40th anniversary


I. Fast with much energy
II. Slowly and contemplative
III. Fast with humor
IV. Fast and rhythmic

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