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Huck Hodge

Huck Hodge

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General Info

Year: 2010 / 2011
Duration: c. 19:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alexander Street Press
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Prologue in heaven
2. Tenebrae
3. Of signs and erring stars
4. Inveiglement
5. Epilogue: Now, body, turn to air


Symphonic wind ensemble
Pianos (2, amplified) Contrabasses (3, amplified) (optional)

Silent Film

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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Hodge's composition from the language of shadows, was inspired by images from F.W. Murnau's 1926 masterpiece of expressionistic cinema, Faust. The composer says he was drawn to the images by "the striking and stark blending of bright and dark lighting in the film as well as the angularly dramatic imagery." The movement titles (I. Prologue in Heaven, II. Tenedrae, III. Of sign and erring stars, IV. Inveiglement, V. Eiplogue: Now body, turn to air...) are taken from Goethe as well as from Christopher Marlow's 1604 play Doctor Faustus.

At the work's premiere, Murnau's 1926 silent film was shown during the performance.

- Program Note from The NEW Winds of Change


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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