San Francisco is a very active chamber music city with many professional, amateur and student ensembles. The San Francisco Public Library has a very large collection of chamber music parts written for every kind of ensemble. We strive to have the standard, classic chamber music literature and to find out new works for our City's musicians. In our most recent batch of new scores we received a number of new sets of parts for string quartet.
There are four new sets of Mendelssohn String Quartets: the Quartet no. 2 (op. 13 in A minor), the Quartet no. 4 (op. 44, no. 2 in E minor), the Quartet no. 5 (op. 44, no. 3, in Eb major), and a posthumous Quartet in F minor.
We have also received the parts of Grieg's posthumous Quartet Movement in F major, and for Britten's String Quartet no. 3, op. 94.
For more contemporary repertoire we have received Górecki's String Quartet no. 3, op. 67, entitled "Songs are Sung." In additional to that we also have arrangements of two Radiohead songs, "Paranoid Android," and "House of Cards." We also have a new work, Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout, by Bay Area native, Gabriela Lena Frank.
This music can be requested to be sent to any San Francisco Public Library branch by library card holders. It is also available to many other California library users through the Link+ network.
Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout by Gabriela Lena Frank (G. Schirmer, 2005).
Paranoid Android and House of Cards: Radiohead Hits for String Quartet arranged by Eric Gorfain (String Letter Publishing, 2009).
Quartet Movement in F (1891) for two violins, viola and violoncello, op. posth. by Edvard Grieg (Masters Music Publications, 2002).
Songs are sung = Pieśni śpiewają: String Quartet no 3, op 67 by Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (Boosey & Hawkes, 2009).
String Quartet no. 3, op. 94 (1975) by Benjamin Britten (Faber Music, 2006).
Streichquartett a-Moll, op. 13 by Mendelssohn (Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1976).
Streichquartett e-Moll, op. 44,2 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1977).
Streichquartett Es-Dur, op. 44,3 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1977).
Streichquartette f-Moll, Opus post. 80 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (G. Henle, 2000).
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