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Hue and Cry

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Steven Stucky

Steven Stucky

General Info

Year: 2006 / 2010
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (Flute III doubles piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, 2-3 players, including:

  • Cymbals (crash)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Hue and Cry was commissioned by the Eastman Wind Ensemble (Mark Scatterday, conductor) and the Cornell University Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor). The first performance was by the Eastman Wind Ensemble on 31 January 2007, Cynthia Johnston Turner conducting, followed by the world premiere on February 3, 2007, at Cornell University, Cynthia Johnston Turner conducting.

Steve writes,

“Mark Scatterday and Cynthia Johnston Turner asked me to write a four-minute fanfare for their fine groups. Of course I happily said yes, but instead of a fanfare, Hue and Cry is more like a very short overture, in other words a "real" piece, complete but miniature. A slow introduction dominated by a lyrical theme (horns) soon merges into the main tempo, allegro di molto. Several short ideas are heard in quick succession: scherzando arpeggio figures, a sparkling tutti texture, and a pealing brass figure (admittedly fanfare-like) culminate in a longer, main theme. All these ideas are repeated, reordered, and recombined, before the work ends by recalling the opening horn melody.”

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Orchestra (Mark Scatterday, conductor) – 27 January 2020
  • Eastman Wind Orchestra (Rochester, N.Y.) (Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor) – 6 May 2018
  • Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, N.Y.) (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) - October 2013
  • University of Louisville Wind Ensemble (Frederick Speck, conductor) - 3 October 2007
  • Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, N.Y.) (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) - 31 January 2007 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Steven Stucky website
  • Stucky, S. (2010). Hue and Cry: For Wind Orchestra [score]. Theodore Presser: [King of Prussia, Penn.].