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String Quartet No. 1 - Parisian Postcards I. Overture - The Plane Descends Stuart Beatch 

Suppressing a great deal of energy (h = 82)

   Violin I   Violin II

Viola

   

fff

f

fff p sub.

   pppp

                                              

    

fff

  

fff

f

   4

f

f

Contrabass

Sul A



                                       

     

 



 



Copyright © 2012


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     7

                                 

p

                                               

  

pp

 









10                                   

                      pizz.               pp mp      

                 

  

 





13                                   

                                        

     

 

 

arco

   

ppp

p

 


3

                                   16

                                                                 

 

  

  mp

 

pizz.

mf

20                                   

                                          

 







ppp

 

mp



3

 

 

24                                   

                                    

 

                               

f p sub.


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28                                     

                                                                                                        

  

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   ff sub.

   

(pizz.)

mf

    

     

arco

mp

                       



very delicate

    

mf sub.



                                     ff sub.

f sub.

                                  ff sub.

f sub.

                                       arco

fff

f sub.


                                       36                   



f sub.

fff

       

                  

 

fff



 fff

                            

5

                          f sub.

                          f sub.

              f sub.

ffff

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           

                                                                           

           

fff

                    fff                 fff            ffff



pizz.





mf

 

     pizz.

mf

    pizz.



mf

smoothly

              mf sub.


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      43

 

 

             

 

     

 

  





 

   

       



                                                                      

      47

        

 

        

                                          51

          

      arco

              

ppp

ff

              arco

arco

ppp

ppp

ff

ff

                           fff

  

  

  

  


    

 

   

 

   

 

54



fffp

fffp

59

   

 

sffz



 



sffz

sfz

 

   



 

 sfffz

 

 

 

 

 





 





 



 





pizz.

pp

 

   

sfffz

 

7

ffffp

sfffz



 

fffp

 



 

fffp

sfffz

sffz

 

sfz

sffz

 

sfz

 

 

fffp



ffffp



sfz

fffp

  

 

pizz.

pp pizz.

pp

 



pizz.

pp


8

                      62                             arco

ffff arco

                ffff arco                    ffff

                                                 

     arco                                        ffff

       67             (portate)

fffff

                    fffff

fffff

 

 

             fffff

 

p pizz.

                  

    



pizz.



 

p pizz.



 

p

mfp sub.

   


Excursion I - On the Streets

9

Very fast (q = 120)

   (arco) (if detaché is not possible, take one bow for every four sixteenths)                              

ff detaché pizz.

 

  

 

     

 

  

mf pizz. mf pizz.

   

  

   

   

  

 

   

 

f

                          gliss.                                     5

  

     9



   

   

mp



  

 

 

  



 

  

 

   arco mp s.                         glis   

ff detaché

 

     



     

   

pizz.  p

   p    p  pizz.  mp

(8va if needed)


II. Promenade - Along the Champs-Élysées

10

    pizz.                      Dignified and just a little pompous (q = 108)

mp

   pizz.                    mp    (arco)               f         pizz.                           mf

          7

                              12

    

       

       

  

   

         

   

   

   

                  

   

       

      

   

                                 

      

   

      

   

   

                                  arco

f arco

                  f pizz.        mp         

                           

       

                  


11                                      17

       

    

                      

21           

  

    

     

   

     

     

    

arco

  

f arco

        f

  25               

         

   

      

   

  

     

     

      ff

                                     

   

     

   

   

     

  

     

 

 

  

     

     

       

    

ff

       pizz.

mf

  

  

    mf

  

pizz.

 

mf pizz.


12

                                              29

   

        

     

   

mp

    



 

       

      

            arco                             34

   

ff

             

        

  

              ff arco

                  ff arco

                      ff


                                                           

                       mf                                                                         

       

39

44

    

Sul A sempre pp

poco rit.



a tempo

 

  

13

       

mf

    





                                             mp                    50

        

 

                  

    pizz.  p

 

  

pizz.

pp pizz.

  

         pp

  

 

 

 

 pp

 


Excursion II - Asleep in the Musée d'Orsay

14

Sul A  (arco)

Barely conscious (q = 40)

   

  

               ppp 

(arco)

p

8

  

         





pp

13

 

    

 

sfz

3

 

pp

ppp

arco

     arco       

ppp

3

3

  



pizz.   6                pp ppp pppp

arco (flautando)

 

p

    

p

        

pppp

  pp

pizz. ppp pizz.

 pp

pppp

pizz.

 

pppp

pp

 

pppp

pppp

   pizz.   

(Sul A)

sfz

     

   

    



Sul A (arco)

pppp

3

pppp

 

  

p

 

  

 

      

p

 

 

  pp

 



   

ppp

ppp

pizz.

    

       

flautando

ppp

   pp  

pp pizz.

  p


III. Café Music - In the Pâtisserie

15

Extremely romantic and carefree, with a flexible tempo (e = 132)

          (arco)

                                    

                                           mf

like an accordion player in the street, with plenty of passion and charm

5

                                              molto rit.

poco accel.

9

 

f

                                        Slightly faster (e = 160)                                                     

poco accel. 13

 

17

 

mf

molto rit.              24                                        pp f poco accel.

poco accel.   29                                    pp Tempo I, poco rit. al fine                  33                            mf

poco decresc.

p

poco decresc.

  

              (e = 96)                               

37

ppp


Excursion III - Pickpockets On the Paris Metro

16

Vivacious but weighty (q = 152)

                                             (arco)

ff

mf

               ff

          f  pizz.   

(arco)

               ff

pizz.

(arco)

           

f

 

ff

fff

          5

ff

    

         mf

                               ff f arco                               ff mf                                   ff mf arco



                         

   


       9

 



        

                   mf fff                 p

p

        

p pizz.

      12

mf pizz.

     mf    

fff

 

  



   

        fff        

  





               

fff

f



 

ff

fff

 



                 f                        14 arco               fff arco                    fff                              p sub. fff                            f



17

 

  

               

      

      




IV. Waltz - On the Seine River With Your One True Love 18

With emotional restraint, but becoming drunk on romance (h. =60) SECOND TIME: With drastically unstable tempo (Vln. 1 pushing and pulling and the others follow)

    

    

pizz.

 

mf pizz.

     

 

 

   mf           

 

 

mf

       9

 

         

 

 

   

f

 

 

  

    

   

   

 

 

 

                   

(pizz.)

 

(mf) (pizz.)

 

(mf)

   

      

   

       

 

       

       

 

                      

17                 

  

 

    (mf)     

   

                         

   

          





                       

       

 

 

   

                 

 

   

 

 

 

   

   


     

  

more passionate

25

  

ff



            f

33      

   

          

    

 

39

           



 

 

 



 

 



 

 

   

   

   

   

   

   

        

   

 



 

   sfz arco

19

  

                   

 

 



   

                                             

 



          

  

   



      pp sfz



    sfz  



arco

 

pp

  

sffz




20

A little faster (h. = 66)

SECOND TIME: Start fairly fast, molto accelerando 45                                      

f

        mf

                                       mf

       

  

   

f

  

   

    

                                      51

              

f

                                        f                         

2nd time)    pizz. (arco                      mf

    

    

  


21

    58

         

                             

2.

    

  

sfz pp

   

sffz

sfz

      pp

sfz

pp

  

     

  

   

sffz

   

      sffz

  

 

arco

   

sfz

mf

 

 

sffz

poco accel.

sfz fff cresc.

      sfz         

                      

                                  

Out of control (h. = 112)

64

    

1.

sfz

   

sfz

              fff cresc.                               fff cresc. 


22

                        

   71

             

  

  

(q = 164)

molto rit.













    

                   

(fffff)

(fffff)

           

(fffff)

fff cresc.

 



                

(fffff)

             

attacca

   

V. Coda 

Suddenly as at beginning (h = 82)

    

 

pizz.

sfffz



 

p lontano

                    sfffz                          mp                                   

sfffz p sub.

   

sfffz


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    5

    

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Profile for Stuart Beatch

String Quartet No. 1 "Parisian Postcards"  

Sketches for String Quartet (2vlns, vla, cb) - Duration: 12' [learn more at stuartbeatch.com]

String Quartet No. 1 "Parisian Postcards"  

Sketches for String Quartet (2vlns, vla, cb) - Duration: 12' [learn more at stuartbeatch.com]