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Stone Images

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Sydney Hodkinson

Sydney Hodkinson

Subtitle: Four Short Pieces for Band

General Info

Year: 1975
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00


1. Pylon
2. Sculpture
3. Quarry
4. Pyramid


Approximate Realization:

40 Individual Parts

  • 22 Woodwinds
    • 16 upper woodwinds
    • 6–8 saxes and low woodwinds
  • 14 Brass
  • 4 Percussion

NB - some overlap between woodwind and brass allowed for range/instrumentation considerations. Suggested instruments are listed on parts ranked in order of preference. Parts can have multiple players. If doubling, director should attempt to stay within families, yet contrast the timbre (ex. flute with 1st clarinet).


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Stonehenge, Tenochtitlan, Knossos and Angkor -- vast ceremonial ruins -- huge, never-changing, yet constantly different. The static, frozen musical sounds attempt to evoke these mammoth shapes.

Stone Images is the fourth in a series of "megalithic" compositions that bring together basic instrumental training with the customs of the serious contemporary composer.

The instrumental parts of this work employ restricted ranges and very limited technical demands. Players are therefore free to give maximum attention to the dynamics and to their place with the ensemble timbres.

Each instrument in the ensemble is given one concert pitch only to play during each movement: this note changes for each of the four movements. The pitches assigned to the players are given on the score at the beginning of every movement, in a scalar order. The part numbers for each individual player are given above every note. Therefore, the required transpositions and intonation can easily be reviewed by the director.

- Program Note excerpted from score

Dedicated to the Greater Rochester Youth Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, Director.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Hodkinson, S. (1975). Stone Images : Four Short Pieces for Band [score]. Merion Music : Bryn Mawr, Penn.