QUARTETS and QUINTETS

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A Dream Foretold

Written in 2001. Scored for for flute, clarinet, cello and piano. Commissioned by the New York New Music Ensemble. World Premiere performance November 11, 2001 as part of the Sonic Boom Festival, at the Knitting Factory, New York.     read more

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 37 pages

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A Machine for Interpreting Dreams

Written in 2005. Scored for oboe, violin, cello and piano. One movement. Duration 7 minutes. Commissioned jointly by the Hoff-Bartleson Music School and the Aaron Copland House, World Premiere May 10, 2005 at the Hoff Bartleson School, Scarsdale, New York.

Score: 11 x 8.5 Landscape format, 11 pages

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Divertimento

Written in 1976. Scored for oboe, clarinet, violin and cello. World Premiere performance June 5, 1976, McKenna Theater, San Francisco State University, various artists.

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 10 pages

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In Delirium of Sunrise, for string quartet

Written in 1977. One movement. Duration 7 minutes. World Premiere performance October 26, 1977, Hertz Hall, University of California, Berkeley; various artists.

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 15 pages

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Kleinen doch emsigen, for flute, clarinet, viola and cello

Written in 2013. One movement. Duration 16 minutes. Commissioned by Earplay. World Premiere performance May 20, 2013, ODC Theater, San Francisco, by the Earplay Ensemble.     read more

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 25 pages

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Laws of Motion

Written in 2004. Scored for flute, clarinet, viola, cello and piano. One movement. Duration 14 minutes. Commissioned by the Empyrean Ensemble. World Premiere Jan. 23, 2005, Mondavi Center for the Arts, University of California, Davis.     read more

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 37 pages

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On the Lightness of the Moon

Written in 1998. Scored for clarinet, violin, viola and piano. One movement. Duration 11 minutes. Commissioned by the Left Coast Ensemble. World Premiere performance January 26, 1999 at the Veterans War Memorial, San Francisco.     read more

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 29 pages

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Ontogenesis

Written in 1978. Scored for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. One movement. Duration 5 minutes. World Premiere June 6, 1978, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts New Music Ensemble, Berkeley Piano Club, Berkeley, California.

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 46 pages

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String Quartet No.1

Written in 1994. Three movements. Duration 22 minutes. Commissioned by the Alexander String Quartet. World Premiere November 19, 1996 by the Alexander String Quartet on the Composers Inc. series, Veterans War Memorial, San Francisco.     read more

"The quartet's rhythms and syncopations reflect Festinger's youth as a jazz performer. Impressive on first listening but revealing subtle fantasy, joy, and mystery on repeated exposure." - Lee Hyde, Amazon.com

"[Festinger's] String Quartet encompasses the tradition - both classical and modern - of its medium, and engages the ear with a taut, athletic lyricism evocative of the whole of that tradition." - Twentieth Century Music

Score: 11 x 8.5 Landscape format, 45 pages

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String Quartet No. 2 - "From The Beginning"

Written in 2005. Two movements. Duration 15 minutes. Commissioned by Earplay to commemorate their 20th Anniversary Season. World Premiere May 23, 2005, San Francisco International Arts Festival, Herbst Theater, Veterans War Memorial, San Francisco.     read more

"Richard Festinger's From the Beginning (String Quartet No.2), a world premiere, found this composer working at a very high level in a work marked by intelligence, focused clarity and expressive depth." - San Francisco Classical Voice

"A rumbling cello line and angular violin melodies give From the Beginning (2005), by the American composer Richard Festinger, a sense of mystery... that evaporates in the fast second movement, which builds on tremolando figures and driven rhythms to create a bright, lively finale."
- Allan Koznin, the New York Times

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 26 pages

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String Quartet No. 3

Written in 2015. Five movements. Duration 30 minutes. Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for the Afiara String Quartet. World Premiere May 8, 2015, Morrison Artists Series, McKenna Theater, San Francisco.    
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Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 63 pages

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Windsongs, for woodwind quintet

Written in 1996. Scored for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. Three movements. Duration 8 minutes. Commissioned by the City Winds. World Premiere May 31, 1997 at Hellman Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco.

Score: 11 x 8.5 Landscape format, 24 pages

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Price: Score $22.00


Windsongs II, for reed quintet

Adapted for reed quintet in 2014 for Splinter Reeds. Scored for Eb clarinet, oboe, Bb clarinet, alto saxophone and bassoon. Three movements. Duration 8 minutes.

Score: 11 x 8.5 Landscape format, 24 pages

Available from Wildcat Canyon Music Press.

Price: Score $45.00

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