Piano Score and parts to Ralph Vaughan Williams' Quintet in D major
(1898) for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Cello and Piano.
'Quintet in D' is in four movements: Allegro moderato, an Allegretto Intermezzo, Andantino and an Allegro molto finale. If it only fitfully contains elements of the mature Vaughan Williams, it is a delightful work in its own right, with playful touches and more than a ration of charm. The writing for piano is very accomplished and shatters the myth, much propagated by the composer himself, that he lacked technique. It is like anglicised Brahms with a sense of humour, notably in the Intermezzo, and there is even an allusion to the slow movement of Brahmsâ€™ Fourth Symphony in the Andantino. The total duration is about 25 minutes.
Published by Faber Music.