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House of Life, The

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Robert Hutchinson

Robert Hutchinson

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 13:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Voice and piano
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Gracious Moonlight
2. Severed Selves
3. Mid-Rapture


Full Score
Flute I-II
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Horn in F
Double Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone

Solo Mezzo Soprano Voice


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The House of Life songs were written for the composer’s wife, Dawn Padula, and premiered in London, England (June 2013) at the Song in the City Concert Series at St. Botolph-without-Bishopsgate.

The three sonnets, written by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, were selected from the same collection that Ralph Vaughan Williams chose poetry for his House of Life song cycle. Originally scored for voice and piano, Hutchinson orchestrated the work for voice and chamber winds in 2014. The orchestrated version of the work received its premiere that same year with Dawn Padula and members of the Puget Sound Wind Ensemble.

- Program Notes by composer


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Video: University of Puget Sound Wind Ensemble (Gerard Morris, conductor; Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano)

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gerard Morris, conductor; Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano) - 3 March 2018

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