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Catherine Likhuta

Catherine Likhuta (orch. Frederick Steiner)

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General Info

Year: 2018 / 2020
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Horn and piano
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Cradle in the Forest
2. Octopus
3. Urban Secrets


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Program Notes

Vivid Dreams was originally written for low horn and piano for the low horn virtuoso Denise Tryon. The wind band version was commissioned by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Wind Ensemble and Denis Tryon.

When writing Vivid Dreams, I decided to highlight the horn's unique storytelling abilities and to musically depict three stories:

1. Cradle in the Forest
2. Octopus

3. Urban Secrets

The cycle opens with the solo horn prologue, as if inviting the audience to listen to the stories about to be told. Cradle in the Forest is a creepy lullaby gone wrong, with some unexpected turns. Octopus takes us on a short journey into the strange world of this fascinating creature, through the 8-note enigmatic ostinato. Finally, Urban Secrets is a brisk walk through the hidden alleys of a busy city (such as New York, Chicago or Melbourne). There os a moment in the piece where, amongst all the surrounding busyness, one stops for a minute to peek through a window of a dance studio, where couples are dancing waltz. Then it is back to the noisy city life.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

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