Stellar Quintet: A Suite for Two Violins, Viola, Violoncello, and Harpsichord

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Stellar Ouintet is a composition in five movements (Prologue, Allegro, "...Of Stars", Rondo, Epilogue) for two violins, viola, violoncello, and harpsichord. It makes extensive use of constellations , a term used in this work to denote arrangements of pitches in spatial notation. This method of notation is derived from actual astronomical constellations. The score makes use of both real and freely constructed constellations which are rotated around their own central axis. The score is 90 pages long with a 28 page analysis preceding the score. The work has a performance time of approximately 18-20 minutes

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1 musical score (xxviii, 90 leaves): ill., map

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Frank, Robert J., 1961- August 1988.

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Stellar Ouintet is a composition in five movements (Prologue, Allegro, "...Of Stars", Rondo, Epilogue) for two violins, viola, violoncello, and harpsichord. It makes extensive use of constellations , a term used in this work to denote arrangements of pitches in spatial notation. This method of notation is derived from actual astronomical constellations. The score makes use of both real and freely constructed constellations which are rotated around their own central axis. The score is 90 pages long with a 28 page analysis preceding the score. The work has a performance time of approximately 18-20 minutes

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Frank, Robert J., 1961-. Stellar Quintet: A Suite for Two Violins, Viola, Violoncello, and Harpsichord, thesis, August 1988; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500418/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .