SS011: String Quintet

String Quintet
for pedal harp and string quartet

Savourna Stevenson


Cover ImageThe String Quintet was premiered by the composer at GRCH for the Celtic Connections Festival in 2000. Inspired by Scottish Traditional music from Burns songs to waulking songs of the Hebridean Tweed industry. This three movement work - 1. Come Try Me, 2. No False Love, 3. A Thousand Curses - was originally scored for clarsach (scottish harp) and string quartet and recorded by the composer on her CD ‘Touch Me Like The Sun‘. This original recording is acclaimed for its use in the popular American TV series ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Ugly Betty’.

In 2007 Savourna made this second edition of the quintet, scoring it for pedal harp and developing the string writing to create an even more lush effect in the second movement. She has performed this second edition with both the Martinu Quartet and the Edinburgh Quartet.

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Library Information

Title: String Quintet
Composer: Savourna Stevenson
Instrumentation: Pedal Harp & String Quartet
Level: Advanced
Format: A4 stapled score & set of parts
ISMN: 979-57046-175-2 (Set)
Our Ref: SS011
Publisher: Savourna Stevenson
Distributed by: Creighton's Collection
Edition/Year: 2017
Origin: UK