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Movement 1: Allegro in Cm, $10

6 minutes 48 seconds, 4/4 time, Allegro, tempo rubatos

  • Fingerings: Double stops, tremolo trills
  • Shifts: 5th pos (one measure higher)
  • Articulations: Singing melodies
  • Rhythms: Complex rhythms
  • Counting: 4/4 time, Allegro, tempo rubatos
  • Notes: Contrasting moods, dynamic swells

  • Fingerings: Double stops, tremolo trills
  • Shifts: 3rd position
  • Articulations: Some melody moments, spiccato
  • Rhythms:  Complex rhythms
  • Counting: 4/4 time, Allegro, tempo rubatos
  • Notes: Contrasting moods, dynamic swells

  • Fingerings: Extensions, tricky double stops, chromatic fingerings
  • Shifts: 1/2, 3rd position
  • Articulations: Stroked staccato, accents, measured tremolos, hooks, long slurs, irregular slur/staccato patterns on sixteenths, fz, fp
  • Rhythms: Wide range of rhythms
  • Counting: 4/4, off-beat entrances, syncopation, switches quickly between rhythms
  • Notes: Fast strings changes, accidentals

  • Fingerings: Extensions, double stops
  • Shifts: 1/2 position to 7th positions
  • Articulations: hooked tenuto and staccato notes, fz and accented notes
  • Rhythms: Wide range of rhythmic patterns
  • Counting: Some pick-up entries and multi-bar rests
  • Notes: Fast string changes, syncopations, accidentals, solo lines in tenor clef

Movement 2 Vibrato, $15

7 minutes 55 seconds, 6/8 time, Lento

  • Fingerings: Double stops
  • Shifts: Higher than 5th position
  • Articulations: Singing melodies, pizzicato/arco
  • Rhythms:  Complex rhythms, syncopations
  • Counting: 6/8 time, Lento
  • Notes: Melody/accompaniment trade-off, dynamic swells, vibrato


  • Fingerings: String crossings, double stops
  • Shifts: 3rd position
  • Articulations: Singing harmonies, pizzicato/arco
  • Rhythms:  Complex rhythms, syncopations
  • Counting: 6/8 time, Lento, repeating bars
  • Notes: Melody/accompaniment trade-off, dynamic swells, vibrato, harmonizing with the melody

  • Fingerings: Extensions, hold down fingers
  • Shifts: 2nd position
  • Articulations: Pizzicato, long slurs, unmeasured tremolos
  • Rhythms: 32nd notes, dotted rhythm
  • Counting: 6/8 (counting in 8)
  • Notes: Fast st changes, accidentals

  • Fingerings: Extensions
  • Shifts: 1/2 position to above thumb position
  • Articulations: Legato, multi-note slurs, pizzicato sections
  • Rhythms: Quintuplets, triplets, 32nd notes, dotted notes
  • Counting: 6/8 meter, count in eighths
  • Notes: High lyrical solos (tenor and treble)

Movement 3: Vivace, $5

3 minutes 49 seconds, 3/4 time, Vivace, 8 measures rest  

  • Fingerings: Octave up transposition
  • Shifts: Higher than 5th position
  • Articulations: Long melodic lines, fast duples & triplets, staccato
  • Rhythms:  Complex rhythms, syncopations
  • Counting: 3/4 time, Vivace, 8 measures rest
  • Notes: F major & F minor sections, dynamic contrasts

  • Fingerings: Double Stops
  • Shifts: Up to 5th position
  • Articulations: Fast duples & triplets, staccato, flautando
  • Rhythms:  Complex rhythms, syncopations
  • Counting: 3/4 time, Vivace, start without 1st violin, 8 measures rest, repeating bars
  • Notes: F major & F minor sections, dynamic contrasts

  • Fingerings: Extensions, chromatic fingerings, double stops, fingered octaves
  • Shifts: 2nd, 3rd position
  • Articulations: Accents within slurs fz
  • Rhythms: Fast triplets, eighth-sixteenths rest-sixteenths note figure
  • Counting: 3/4, nothing unusual
  • Notes: Treble clef section in Fm

  • Fingerings: Extensions, double stops, some chromatic fingering
  • Shifts: 1/2 position to 3rd position
  • Articulations: Accented notes, fz, some staccato, slurred accents
  • Rhythms: Tempo changes, dotted rhythms, entries on beat 2, triplets
  • Counting: Multi-bar rests
  • Notes: F min sections, with chromaticism

Movement 4 Allegro, $10

5 minutes 20 seconds, 2/4 time, Allegro, repeated bars, tempo changes

  • Fingerings: Double stops, chords, key modulations, octaves
  • Shifts: Higher than 5th position
  • Articulations: Spiccato, fast and slow singing melodies, accents, triplets
  • Rhythms:  Complex rhythms, syncopations
  • Counting: 2/4 time, Allegro, repeated bars, tempo changes
  • Notes: Key modulations, dynamic contrasts

  • Fingerings: Double stops, chords, key modulations, octaves
  • Shifts: 3rd position (some 5th position)
  • Articulations: Spiccato, fast and slow singing harmonies, accents, triplets, doubles, pizzicato, trills
  • Rhythms:  Complex rhythms, syncopations
  • Counting: 2/4 time, Allegro, start without 1st violin, repeated accompanying bars, tempo changes
  • Notes: Key modulations, dynamic contrasts

  • Fingerings: Extentions, fast fingered sixteenths, double stops
  • Shifts: 2nd to 3rd position
  • Articulations: Accents, fp, fz, staccato, slurs, ties
  • Rhythms: Wide range of rhythms
  • Counting: 2/4, quick entrances
  • Notes: Amin section, accidentals

  • Fingerings: Extensions, chords, double stops
  • Shifts: 1/2 position to 3rd position
  • Articulations: Pizzicato, accents, legato sections
  • Rhythms: Triplets, dotted rhythms
  • Counting: Multi-bar rests and tied notes, pick-up entries
  • Notes: A min section; accidentals

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Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F, The American, Op. 96

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