This quintet is influenced by traditional Turkish melodies, found often in 9/8 (4+5) and 11/8. It contains percussive elements and much ornamentation, as would traditionally be included in most arrangements.
The opening and end phrases should be played with relative freedom until the tempo change in bar 18 where the tempo becomes much more strict. Cello starts on open string to allow LH to play percussive effects.
Clarinet: Fraser Langton
Rebecca Edwards is an English-born composer and teacher currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. She has taught for nearly ten years, from pre-schoolers to adults, both music theory and instrumental studies, specialising in string instruments.
Rebecca’s ability to play many string, woodwind and percussion instruments, enables her to write comprehensively for many diverse ensembles in a range of styles. She is influenced by traditional music from Scotland, Scandinavia and Germany, as well as post-romantic music and scores for mixed media and has written commissions for people inspired by many diverse subjects, from pet snails to Norse Gods.
Recent premieres include Elegy for String Quartet, inspired by the works of Stravinsky and Shostakovich, performed by the ISCA Chamber Ensemble (Autumn 2019) and Fanta, a tango for college orchestra, inspired by Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and performed by the Richard Huish College Orchestra (Spring 2019).