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The Music of

SYDNEY HODKINSON

THEODORE PRESSER COMPANY www.presser.com


Table of Contents

Biography...............................................................................................

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List of Works Band and Wind Ensemble......................................................................

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Chamber Ensembles and Instrumental Solos........................................

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Keyboard................................................................................................

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Opera and Stage....................................................................................

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Orchestra................................................................................................

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Vocal and Choral....................................................................................

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Recordings..............................................................................................

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Reviews...................................................................................................

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SYDNEY H ODKINSON b. 1934, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

Mr. Hodkinson has written over 250 works covering a vast range of genres — educational pieces; an incredible variety of chamber music, including six string quartets; a prolific output of choral, operatic and vocal music; and large orchestral canvases, with concerti for English Horn, voice, violin, and clarinet. His Seventh and Ninth Symphonies are scored for large wind ensemble.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1934, Sydney Hodkinson received his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, where he studied composition with Louis Mennini and Bernard Rogers. He continued his studies in composition at the Princeton Seminars with Elliott Carter, Roger Sessions, and Milton Babbitt. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Michigan in 1968, studying with Leslie Bassett, Niccolo Castiglioni, Ross Lee Finney and George B. Wilson. Brief private studies with Benjamin Britten and Luigi Dallapiccola ensued.

Mr. Hodkinson has been honored with awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Canada Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, International Congress of Jeunesses Musicales, the Louisville Orchestra (Farnsley Prize), Danforth Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. A BMI affiliate, Mr. Hodkinson’s works are published by Theodore Presser Co., American Composers Alliance, Associated Music Publishers (G. Schirmer), Ludwig Music Publishing Co., Music for Percussion, Editions Jobert, Ricordi, Columbia University Music Press, Dorn Publications, Transcontinental, and Smith Music Publications. His activities as a composer and conductor have been recorded on the CRI, Grenadilla, Louisville, Advance, Albany, Nonesuch, Centaur, CBC, Novisse, Mark, Innova, and Pantheon labels.

Dr. Hodkinson has taught at the Universities of Virginia, Ohio and Michigan and, from 1970 to 1972, served as artist-in-residence in Minneapolis under a grant from the Ford Foundation Contemporary Music Project. He joined the faculty of the Conducting and Ensembles Department of the Eastman School of Music in 1973, assuming the directorship of the Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble, and later, of the Kilbourn Orchestra. From 1984 to 1986, he served as Meadows Distinguished Professor of Composition at Southern Methodist University and in 1991 was Visiting Professor of Composition at the University of Western Ontario. In 1995, Mr. Hodkinson assumed teaching duties in the Composition Department at the Eastman School until his retirement in January of 1999. Since then, he has conducted the New Music Group at Oberlin College (2001), served as Visiting Professor of Composition at Indiana University (2002) and Duke University (2003), and in 2004 accepted the Almand Chair of Composition at Stetson University, DeLand, Florida. Mr. Hodkinson also currently conducts the Contemporary Ensemble and teaches composition at the Aspen Colorado Music Festival and School.

Mr. Hodkinson, a US citizen since 1995, is married to violinist Elizabeth Deischer. They have three sons and currently reside in Ormond-By-The-Sea, Florida. Current as of May 2013

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The Music of Sydney Hodkinson

Duae Cantatae Breves for Wind Ensemble and optional Voices (1995)

Publication numbers given are for Merion Music, Inc. Where not indicated, first performance is unknown.

Band and Wind Ensemble A Contemporary Primer for Wind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments (1972) Commission Information: Secondary school systems of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN Premiere Information: Secondary school systems of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; Madison, WI; April 28, 1973

Eulogy (2010)

7’

in memoriam Donald Erb Premiere: 22nd October, 2010, Stetson University Symphonic Band, conducted by Bobby Adams. Stetson University, Deland, FL Picc. 2Fl. 2Ob. E.H. EfSop.Cl. 3Cl. B.Cl. Cb.Cl. 2Bsn. Cbsn. Sop.Sax. A.Sax. T.Sax. B.Sax. 3Tpt. 4Hn. 2Tbn. B.Tbn. Tu. Cb. Pno. Timp. 5Perc.

A Contemporary Primer for Band Volume 1: Easy (1972) Published: 415-41113 Commission Information: Secondary school systems of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN Premiere Information: Secondary school systems of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; Madison, WI; April 28, 1973

Midnight Passage (2012)

12’

For Solo Bassoon, Winds, Piano and Percussion Solo Bsn.; 4 3 3 1, Euph.; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(dbl. Cel.) Hp. Commission Information: Dr. Ashley Heintzen and the Stetson University Symphonic Band, Bobby Adams, conductor.

A Contemporary Primer for Band Volume 2: Intermediate (1972)

Monumentum pro umbris for Wind Ensemble (2002) 20'

Published: 415-41114 Commission Information: Secondary school systems of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN Premiere Information: Secondary school systems of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; Madison, WI; April 28, 1973

Available from the Presser Rental Library Premiere Information: November 6th, 2003. Stetson University Wind Ensemble, Bobby Adams, conductor, Deland, Florida

Stone Images Four Short Pieces for Band (1974)

5'

Published: #145-40019 Commission Information: Greater Rochester Youth Wind Ensemble Premiere Information: Greater Rochester Youth Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, director; Athens High School, Athens, OH; February 20, 1977 Available Separately: Condensed Score 145-40019C Set of parts 145-40019P

A Contemporary Primer for Band Volume 3: Advanced (1972) Published: 415-41115 Commission Information: Secondary school systems of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN Premiere Information: Secondary school systems of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; Madison, WI; April 28, 1973

Bach Variations Nine Etudes for Winds and Percussion (1977) 25'

Symphony No. 7 "The Vanished Hand" for Wind Ensemble and Piano Obbligato (1992)

3 3 4(EfCl.) 3 - 4 4 3 1(opt. Bar.); Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Pno. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: University of Michigan Wind Ensemble Premiere Information: University of Michigan Wind Ensemble, H. Robert Reynolds, conductor; Ann Arbor, MI; February 16, 1979

Canonic Preludes: Drawings, Set No. 10 Two Impressions for Band (1993)

23'

3(Picc.) 2 5(EfCl., B.Cl.) 2 - 4Sax (AATB) - 4 4 3(B.Tbn.) 1(Euph.); 6Perc. 2Cb.(low C ext.) Pno.(Cel.); opt. Chamber Choir (Solo Voices) Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: A consortium of Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, and Yale University Wind Ensembles, and the College Band Directors National Association Premiere Information: Cornell University Wind Ensemble; Mark Scatterday, conductor; Ithaca, NY; May 7, 1995

22'

4 3 6(EfCl., B.Cl.) 4Sax(SATB) - 4 3 2 2Bar.; Timp. 5Perc. Cb. Pno. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: A consortium of 13 wind ensembles Premiere Information: University of Missouri Wind Ensemble, Gary Hill, conductor; Kansas City, MO; November, 1992

Symphony No. 9: Epiphanies an Anthem in Eight Stanzas (1993)

5' 30"

27'

3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 4 3 1; Timp. 4Perc. Pno./Cel. Hp. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: A consortium of ten wind ensembles. Premiere Information: University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble, Richard Clary, conductor; Lexington, KY; April 23, 1999 Available Separately: Score and parts 145-40030

Published: 145-40028 Commission Information: Lutheran High School South Band, St. Louis, MO Premiere Information: Lutheran High School South Band, St. Louis, MO, Scott Harder, conductor; May 21, 1995 Available Separately: Full Score - Large 145-40028F Set of parts - 145-40028P

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Symphony No. 10 (2011)

Clarion for 1, 2, or 3 Trumpets (1984)

20’

Six Reflections for Wind Ensemble 3(Fl.1 opt.solo dbl.Picc. / Fl.2 dbl. A.Fl. / Fl.3 dbl. Picc.) 3(E.H.), 6(EfCl., B.Cl., Cb.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) 1Sop.Sax., 1A.Sax., 1Ten.Sax., 1B.Sax. - 4 3(1 dbl. Flugelhn.) 3(B.Tbn.) 1, Euph.; Timp. 6Perc. Pno. Cb.; Sop.Vx. Commission Information: School of Music/Stetson University, in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the appointment of Bobby Adams, Conductor of their Symphonic Band (Deland Florida, Fall 2012).

Tower for Concert Band (1974)

Crown Fanfare (2004)

Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment a Divertimento for Piano Trio (1977)

Published: 145-40020 Premiere Information: University of Buffalo Wind Ensemble, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor; December 12, 1976 Available Separately: Full Score - Large 145-40020F Set of parts 145-40020P

4'

Solo Clarinet Published: 144-40416

Drawings, Set No. 6 for Violin, Two Clarinets, and Bass Clarinet (1965)

Allez-y! Scherzo frénétique for Violin and Piano (2004) 5' Violin and Piano Published: 144-40495 Premiere Information: April 5th, 2005. Oleh Krysa, Violin, Tatiana Tchekina, Piano. Kilbourn Concert Series, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.

Drawings, Set No. 9 for Three Percussion (1977)

7'

Beguine Again Encore for Violoncello Octet (2005)

16'

Published: 144-40083 Commission Information: Blackearth Percussion Group Premiere Information: Blackearth Percussion Group; Rochester, NY; September 13, 1979 Movements: • Devil's Dance: Drum • Mad Scene: Wood • Serpent Steps: Metal

2Tpt., Hn., Tbn., Tu. Published: 144-40067 Premiere Information: Canadian Brass; Toronto, Ontario; January 19, 1974

4'

Available from the Presser Rental Library

20'

Drawings, Set No. 13 (2002)

Published: 144-40333 Commission Information: Victor Schultz Premiere Information: Oleh Krysa; Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; January 21, 1998

11'

Six miniatures for two violas Published: 144-40463 Premiere Information: March 15th, 2004. Karen Ritscher, James Dunham, violas, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

14'

Jazz Reflection for Four Trios Trio I — Flute/Piccolo, BfClarinet/EfClarinet, Bass Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone Trio II — Horn, Trumpet, Trombone Trio III — Perc.1 (Jazz Drum Set), Perc. 2 (Vibes/Marimba, Piano) Trio IV — Violin, Cello, Double Bass Available from the Presser Rental Library Premiere Information: March 26th, 1999. Musica Nova, conducted by Bradley Lubman, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.

Chambers of the Twilight an April Homage for Cello (2001)

6'

Published: 444-41007 Commission Information: Joann Furney Premiere Information: Ohio University, Athens, OH; April, 1966

...Another man's poison for Brass Quintet (1970)

Chaconne in Bf (1998)

18'

Pno. Vln. Vcl. Published: 144-40178 Commission Information: Eastman Trio Premiere Information: Eastman Trio, Bowling Green, OH, April 1, 1979 Movements: • Allemande • Galliard-Boogie • Hornpipe • Minuet • Polka-Hoedown • Rhumba • Tango • Tarantella

Chamber Ensembles and Instrumental Solos

Branches Sonata for Violin Solo (1995)

4'

Any Four Equal Instruments Published: 144-40500

7'

À La Valse A Study in Legatissimo (1989)

7'

Published: 144-40408 Commission Information: Christopher Gekker and Raymond Mase Premiere Information: Christopher Gekker and Raymond Mase; New York, NY; April, 1985

Dreamshadow (2005)

7'

Oboe Published: 144-40501

The Edge of the Olde One a Chamber Concerto (1977)

30'

Solo Elec., E.H., Str., 2Perc. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: New York Philharmonic Society for Thomas Stacy Premiere Information: Pierre Boulez conducting; Cooper Union, New York, NY; May 13, 1977 Available Separately: Full Score - Large 446-41113

15'

Published: 144-40438 Premiere Information: Craig Hultgren; Steiner Auditorium, Birmingham, AL; August 29, 2001

Flageolet for Flute Solo (1984) Published: 144-40409 Premiere Information: Rosemary Parks; Dallas, TX; April 20, 1985

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5'


Four Parlor Pieces: Drawings, Set No. 12 for Violin, Guitar, Viola, and Violoncello (1993)

One Man's Meat for Double Bass with Electronic Tape (1970)

12'

Published: 144-40263 Premiere Information: Nicholas Goluses, guitar; Kilbourn Concert Series, Rochester, NY; November 29, 1994 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40263P Full Score - Large 144-40263S

Four Salon Songs: Drawings, Set No. 11 (1992) for Flute and Guitar

Papillons, Book 1 Published: 144-40537 Flute, Viola, Harp

12'

Punch for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2001)

Published: 144-40331

Remnant (2008)

Published: 144-40330

8'

Requiescant "In Memoriam September Eleven" Elegy for Chamber Sextet (2001)

8'

Rogatio Gravis (2003)

Published: 141-40056 Premiere Information: Margaret Weinert; Rochester, NY

Rush (2008) 13'

Scurry (2005)

Serenata Oscura: "...cinque immagini delle notti tenebrose..." for Chamber Ensemble (1999)

19'

Fl.(Picc., A.Fl.), BfCl.(B.Cl.), Tpt., Tbn., 2Perc., Pno., Vln., Vla., Vcl., Cb. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: Institute for American Music of the Eastman School of Music for the Musica Nova Ensemble Premiere Information: Musica Nova, B. Ludman, conductor; Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; October 12, 2001

18'

Short Cuts for Clarinet, Violin and Cello (2001)

21'

Published: 144-40434

13'

Published: 144-40260 Commission Information: Rosemary and Richard Parks Premiere Information: Rosemary Parks, piccolo, Lori West, percussion, Jeffrey Stokes, double bass; London, Ontario, Canada; March, 1992

Shredded Postcards Drawings, Set No. 14, Ten Vignettes (2002)

18'

Vln., Cl., Perc. Published: 144-40464 Premiere Information: April 8, 2003. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. Oleh Krysa,Violin; Kenneth Grant, Clarinet; Sean Connors, Percussion.

7'

Published: 144-40548 Premiere: Peter Kurau in January of 2011

Night Watch for Solo Bassoon

4’

Clarinet Published: 144-40502 Premiere Information: 13th January 2006, Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University, Florida, Lynn Musco, Clarinet

Published: 444-41014 Commission Information: Francis Tursi Premiere Information: Laura Kuennan; Rochester, NY; April, 1983

Night Rounds for Solo Horn

2'30"

Violin Published: 144-40524

Fl.(A.Fl., Picc.), Cl./A.Sax., Perc., Cb. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: Jeunesses Musicales du Canada and the Canadian Music Center with assistance from the Centennial Commission Premiere Information: International Jeunesses Musicales Expo 67, Montreal, Quebec; July 17, 1967 Additional Information: Second prize: International Jeunesses Musicales Expo '67.

Night Moves: Four Trio-Nocturines for Piccolo, Percussion and Double Bass (1990)

10'

Cl. Vln. Vcl. Published: 144-40468 Premiere Information: Joaquin Valdepenas, Clarinet, AMICI Ensemble, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. April 8th, 2005.

Hoo-Dat Etude for Comb-and-Tissue Paper (2000) 3' 30"

Introit, Elegie et Danse Macabre for Viola and Piano (1981)

11'

Fl., Cl., Perc., Vln., Vcl., Pno. Published: 144-40437 Premiere Information: Members of Proteus 5; Aspen Music Festival, CO; Summer 2002 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40437P Full Score - Large 144-40437S

Published: 144-40335 Commission Information: Jim Tiller and Grace Wong Premiere Information: Jim Tiller, percussion, Grace Wong, harp; State University of New York, Geneseo, NY; April 5, 1998 Available Separately: Full Score - Large 144-40335S

Interplay a Histrionic Controversy for Four Musicians (1966)

4'

Violin Published: 144-40525

Published: 144-40347 Premiere Information: International Trumpet Guild Convention, Nashville, TN; June, 1998 Additional Information: Second prize: 1998 International Trumpet Guild Composition Competition.

Hit and Run Praeambula for Harp and Percussion (1997)

7'

Published: 144-40436

for Flute and Piano Heat Prelude for Solo Jazz Trumpet (1997)

7'

Published: 444-41005 Commission Information: Bertram Turetzky Premiere Information: Bertram Turetzky; UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; February 9, 1972.

Snippets for Saxophone Quartet (1954; rev. 2000)

7'

Published: 144-40426 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40426P Full Score - Large 144-40426S

Published: 144-40549 Commissioned by Ashley Heintzen

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13'


Sojournen for Cello (2003)

9'

Premiere Information: Lafayette String Quartet; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; June, 1995 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40273P Full Score - Large 144-40273S

Published: 144-40498

Sojournen for Viola (2003)

9'

Published: 144-40499

Soliloquy-Variations for Viola Solo (1984)

5'

String Quartet No. 4 (1996)

Published: 144-40410

Some Assembly Required (2010)

23¼’

ten short stories for chamber ensembles Premiere: August 20th, 2011. Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Sydney Hodkinson; Aspen Music Festival, Colorado. Fl.(d.A.Fl.) Cl.(d.B.Cl.) Perc. Pno. Vln. Vla. Vcl. • n.b. Piano requires large oven mitt; Violin plus small mouth siren •Perc.: Tubular Chimes, Vibraphone, Marimba, 1 Crotale (E ), 3 Suspended Cymbals, 3 Tom-Toms, Bass Drum, Gong, 2 Wood blocks, 5 Temple blocks, 2 Bongos, Conga, 2 Cowbells, Sandpaper blocks, Guiro, Reco-reco, 2 Ratchets, Quica, Vibraslap, Ribbon-Crasher Commissioned by the School of Music, Stetson University, Deland, Florida, Jean O. West, Dean

Spank for Solo Flute (1997)

String Quartet No. 5

String Quartet No. 6 (2005)

9'

Summerwood Concertino for Harp and Chamber Quintet (1997)

Solo Harp Published: 144-40469

12'

Tbn./Vcl., Perc., Str. Published: 146-40013

Stony Brook Jam Variations for Sextet (1999)

Taula (Megalith IV) for Double Wind Quintet (1974) 11'

13'

Fl., Ob., Cl., Bsn., Hn., 2Tpt., Hn., Tbn., Tu. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: Toronto New Music Concerts Premiere Information: Toronto New Music Concerts, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor; Toronto, Canada; January 19, 1974

Fl.(Picc.), BfCl.(B.Cl.), Perc., Pno., Vln., Vcl. Published: 144-40407 Commission Information: Contemporary Chamber Players of the State University of New York Premiere Information: Contemporary Chamber Players of the State University of New York; Stony Brook, NY; April 12, 2000 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40407P Full Score - Large 144-40407S

String Quartet No. 2 (1992)

Tela Lacerata for Woodwind Quintet (2001)

12'

Published: 144-40441 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40441P Full Score - Large 144-40441S

25'

Thread an Encore for Solo Violin (1996)

Published: 144-40265 Commission Information: New Music Society of Syracuse, NY Premiere Information: Clinton String Quartet; Syracuse, NY; March, 1993 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40265P Full Score - Large 144-40265S

String Quartet No. 3 (1993-94)

18'

Solo Hp.; Fl.(A.Fl.), Cl.(B.Cl.), Vln., Vla., Vcl. Published: 144-40363 Premiere Information: Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Katherine Thomas, harp; Aspen, CO; July 7, 1998 Movements: • Fantasia • Lullaby • Threads and Curves • Tritone Wheels • Waltz Lines Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40363P Full Score - Large 144-40363S

13'

Pno., Vln., Vcl. Published: 144-40442 Commission Information: Hegyi Trio Premiere Information: Hegyi Trio; National Convention of the Music Critics Association, Chattanooga, TN; November 5, 1960 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40442P Full Score - Large 144-40442S

Steps of Time (1984)

16'

2Vln. Vla. Vcl. Published: 144-40505 Commission Information: Calder Quartet. Premiere Information: Kailas Quartet, Aspen Music Festival, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO; August 18, 2007

5' 30"

Stanzas for Piano Trio (1959)

22'

2 Vln. Vla. Vcl. Published: 144-40455 Commission Information: Corigliano String Quartet Premiere information: Jupiter Quartet, Aspen Festival, Aspen, CO; July 25, 2009 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40455P Full Score - Large 144-40455S

Published: 144-40332

Sprigs and Shards (2002)

20'

Published: 144-40385 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40385P Full Score - Large 144-40385S

3'

Published: 144-40359 Commission Information: University of Michigan School of Music Premiere Information: Wendolyn Olson; Ann Arbor, MI; April, 1996

Three Little Pieces for Clarinet (or Flute or Oboe) and Piano (1954, rev. 2000)

23'

8'

Published: 144-40427 Premiere Information: Sydney Hodkinson and William Decker; Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Spring 1955

Published: 144-40273 Commission Information: For the Cleveland, Lafayette, Cassatt, and Ying Quartets under a grant from Meet the Composer/Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund

Trance for Cello (2003) Published: 144-40496

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5'30"


Trance for Viola (2003)

Keyboard

5'30"

Published: 144-40497

Trauermusik An Aria for Trombone or Violoncello with Piano and optional Bell Percussion

Dance Overtures for Piano (1981) 13’

Tbn./Vcl., Pno., opt. Bell Perc. (Tubular Chimes, Glock., and Vibr.) Published: 144-40384 Available Separately: Full Score 144-40384S Set of Parts 144-40384M

Tres Vientos (2010)

18’

Seis Bocaditos para Trio de Viento Fl.(d. Picc., A.Fl.) Ob.(d. E.H.) Cl.(d. B.Cl.) Commission Information: Tres Vientos (Tammara Phillips, flutes, Ann Adams, oboe and English horn, Lynn Musco, clarinets). Premiere Information: August, 2012. Tres Vientos ensemble, International Clarinet Association Convention, Lincoln, NE. Published: Score and Parts 144-40554

Trinity for any Solo Treble Instrument and Pre-recorded Tape (1972)

Dolmen (Megalith I) for Organ (1973)

Episodes (2007) 7'

Faded Anecdotes - Five Images for Solo Piano

15'

A Friendly Gift for Piano and Optional Percussion (2001)

20'

Habanera Melancolica for Piano, Three Hands (1990)

Megalith Trilogy for Organ solo (1973)

32'

Commission Information: William Albright Dolmen (Megalith I) for Organ Menhir (Megalith II) for Organ Talayot (Megalith III) for Organ Solo and Pre-recorded Organ

4'

Menhir (Megalith II) for Organ (1973)

11'30"

Part of Megalith Trilogy for Organ solo Published: 143-40001 Commission Information: William Albright Premiere Information: William Albright; AGO Convention, Cleveland, OH; June 19, 1974

23'

Minor Incidents Four Character Pieces for Piano (1981) 7' Published: 140-40088

Organmusic - Six Tableaux for Solo Organ

20'

Org. Published: 143-40015 Commissioned by Dr. Boyd M. Jones

6'

Papillons, Book 3 Suite of Five Pieces for Organ Solo (1984)

Published: 144-40411 Commission Information: Sheila Oney and Laurel Dorko Premiere Information: Sheila Oney, trombone, Laurel Dorko, horn; Athens, OH; November, 1966

Winterwaltz an Encore for Harp and Marimba (1997)

3'

Published: 140-40093 Premiere Information: Rebecca Penneys; Rochester, NY; February, 1991

Published: 144-40258 Commission Information: Steven Doane and Amy Controulis Premiere Information: Jeffrey Ziegler; Rochester, NY; September 20, 1994 Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40258P Full Score - Large 144-40258S

Vignettes for Trombone and Horn (1965)

2'

Published: 140-40090 Premiere Information: Ann Schien; Aspen Music Festival; July 9, 2001

Published: 144-40334 Commission Information: Oleh Krysa Premiere Information: Oleh Krysa; Rochester, NY; January, 1999

Two Poems for Violoncello and Piano with optional Percussion (1989)

13'

Pno. Published: 140-40110 Commissioned by Dr. Kristie Born

Ob., Cl., Bsn. Published: 144-40268 Premiere Information: New England Reed Trio; Boston, MA; October 1, 1995 Additional Information: First prize NERT Competition. Available Separately: Set of parts 144-40268P Full Score - Large 144-40268S

Twig for Solo Violin (1995)

18'

Pno. Published: 140-40103

Published: 144-40415 Commission Information: Michigan State University Premiere Information: Verdehr Trio; Lacombe, Alberta, Canada; October, 1989

Tsatskes Potpourri for Woodwind Trio (1984)

11'

Part of Megalith Trilogy for Organ solo Published: 143-40000 Commission Information: William Albright Premiere Information: William Albright; Ann Arbor, MI; October 24, 1973

Published: 144-40418 Commission Information: Thomas Stacy Available Separately: Full Score - Large 144-40418S

Trio: Epitaph and Scherzo for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1988)

18'

Published: 440-40024 Commission Information: Thomas Warburton Premiere Information: Thomas Warburton; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; March 9, 1982 Movements: • …to a Boogie • …to a funeral Pavane • …to a lost Ballad (a la memoire de Madison Ballroom) • …to a Saltarello

13'

Published: 143-40012

Snapshots (2007) Pno. Premiere information: Volusia County Music Teachers Association; Deland, FL; April 27, 2008 In preparation

3'

Published: 144-40362

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7'


Stolen Goods (2008)

13'

Additional Information: for Barry Snyder Movements: • Allegro energico, impetuoso • Allegro, vivace (played without pause) • Arioso ricorrente: sospeso, marcato • Intrada: con grandezza: quasi senza misura

Pno. Premiere information: Barry Snyder; University of Texas, Austin, TX; November 16, 2009 Published: 140-40105

Talayot (Megalith III) for Organ Solo and Pre-recorded Organ (1973)

Drawings, Set No. 7 for Young String Orchestra with Optional Percussion (1970)

9' 30"

Part of Megalith Trilogy for Organ solo Published: 143-40002 Commission Information: William Albright Premiere Information: William Albright, Rochester, NY, February 19, 1975

Drawings, Set No. 8 for Young String Orchestra (1970) 4'

Opera and Stage

Published: 146-40002 Commission Information: Secondary school district of West St. Paul, MN Premiere Information: Secondary school district of West St. Paul, MN, D. Johnson conducting; April 1, 1971 Available Separately: Full Score - Large 146-40002F Set of parts 146-40002P

Lament for Guitar and Two Lovers (A Fable with Music for Actors, Dancers and Musicians) (1962) 2 hrs., 15' Sop. Gtr. Solo; Fl. Cl. Hn. Perc. Pno./Cel. Vln. Cb.; Actors, Dancers and 8-Piece Chamber Ensemble: 15 actors, 4 dancers min. Available from the Presser Rental Library Additional Information: Libretto by Lee Devin.

Vox Populous an Active Oratorio (1971-72)

Epigrams for Symphony Orchestra (1971) 45-50"

Epitaphion Lament for Symphony Orchestra (1990)

17'

Overture: A Little Travelin' Music (The Can Opener) for Symphony Orchestra (1991) 8' 30"

Solo Vln.; Fl. Cl./B.Cl.(Celesta) Vla. Vcl.(Triangle); Perc. Pno. Available from the Presser Rental Library Premiere Information: 16th July, 2005. Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Aspen Music Festival, Colorado. Conducted by: Sydney Hodkinson. Additional Information: for the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble and Stephen Myahki

2(Picc.) 2 2(EfCl.) 2 - 4 3(in C) 3(B.Tbn.) 1; 4Timp. 4Perc. Hp. Str. (2Cb. with low C ext.) Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: Citizens for a Quality Philharmonic Premiere Information: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Bay, conductor; Rochester, NY; September, 1991

27'

Potpourri (2010)

Available from the Presser Rental Library Available Separately: Full Score - Study 144-40221 Solo Part 144-40221P

Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra …'a Shifting Trek'… (1997, orch. 2004)

14'

3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Pno.(Cel.) Str. Available from the Presser Rental Library Premiere Information: Eastman School of Music, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor; Rochester, NY; February, 1991

Orchestra

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra with String Quartet Obbligato (1989)

11'

3(Picc.) 3 1(EfCl./T.Sax.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 4 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Pno. Str. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis Premiere Information: Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor; Minneapolis, MN; April 18, 1972 Movements: • Blues • Collage • Scat Song • Spasm

2 Actors: male/female, on-stage electronics technician, four vocal soloists SATB, and mixed chorus (30-60) Jazz Ens. (min. 5 players): "Solo" Instr., Pno., Gtr. Bass, Drums; Chamber Orch.: 1 2 1 2 - 2Hn. Pno./Hpsd. Str. (opt. Solo Amp. Strings) Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: Minneapolis Center Opera Company and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Premiere Information: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, John Demain, conductor; St. Paul, MN; December 3, 1973 Additional Information: Libretto by Lee Devin.

Bricks Concerto - Fantasia for Violin Solo and Chamber Sextet (2004)

4'

Published: 146-40001 Commission Information: Secondary school district of West St. Paul, MN Premiere Information: Secondary school district of West St. Paul, MN, D. Johnson conducting; April 1, 1971

17’

Eleven Very Short Pieces for Symphony Orchestra 2(d.Picc.) 2 2(d.B.Cl.) 2(d.Cbsn.) – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 4Perc. Keyboard/Sampler(d.Cel.) Str. Commission Information: Stetson University Premiere Information: 30th September, 2010, Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Hose; Stetson University, Deland, FL

32'

Solo Piano; 2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 3(dbl.EfCl.; B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 4Perc. Cel. Str. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: Commissioned by the Institute of American Music of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester for the School's 75th Anniversary. Premiere Information: February 25th 2007. Barry Snyder, Piano, Eastman Philharmonia, conducted by Bradley Lubman, Rochester, New York.

Stabile for Symphony Orchestra (1970) 3 2 2 2 – 4 3 3 1; Timp. 2Perc. Pno. Str. Commission Information: St. Paul Youth Orchestra Premiere Information: Milwaukee Youth Orchestra, Bernard Rubenstein, conductor; Milwaukee, WI; February 6, 1972

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9'


Symphony No. 1 “Fresco” a Mural in Five Panels for Large Orchestra (1971)

Vocal and Choral

22'

Premiere Information: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Fletcher, conductor; Buffalo, NY; April 26, 1974

Symphony No. 5: Sinfonia Concertante for Chamber Orchestra (1980)

Adam-Lay-I-Bounden for Mezzo-soprano and English Horn (1989)

22'

1 2 1 2 - 2 0 0 0; Pno. Str. opt. Perc. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Premiere Information: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor; St. Paul, MN; May 14, 1980

Symphony No. 6 for Violin Solo and Symphony Orchestra (1988)

Alte Liebeslieder, Book 4: "Fingertip Words" (1981) 22' Six Songs for Medium Voice, Oboe, Violoncello, Piano, and Optional Percussion (1 player) Published: 141-40059

Arc Aria with Interludes (1969)

30'

Cantata Sancta for Soprano and Baritone Soli, Mixed Chorus, Organ and Chamber Quintet (2000) 10'

Carolbook Eight Settings of Traditional Christmas Poems (16th - 20th centuries) (1981) 27' SATB Chorus, Pno. (Org.), opt. Hndbls. Hereford Carol 342-40145 Our Brother is Born 342-40146 Coventry Carol 342-40147 Sussex Carol 342-40148 If Ye Would Hear 342-40149 Herrick’s Carol 342-40150 While Shepherds Watched 342-40151 Lute-Book Lullaby 342-40152

12'

2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 2 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str. Available from the Presser Rental Library Additional Information: Third movement of Symphony No. 6.

Tilt "un gioco burlesco" per Orchestra (1997)

34'

Sop., Bar. Soli, SATB Chorus; 2Vln. Vcl. Tpt. Perc. Org. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: University of Evansville (IN), Neu Chapel Premiere Information: University of Evansville Chamber Choir, J. Poon, conductor, Douglas Reed, organ; Evansville, IN; October 23, 2001

2(Picc.) 2 2 2 - 3 2 2(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Str. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: James VanDemark Premiere Information: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, James VanDemark, bass, Kirk Trevor, conductor; Knoxville, TN; October, 1987 Additional Information: Other versions available for Double Bass and Piano, and Violoncello (both available from the composer).

Threnody: Elegiac Variations for Solo Violin and Orchestra (1988)

16'

Sop.; Fl.(Picc.), Pno., 2Perc. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Premiere Information: Lyric Arts Trio; Festival Expo ’70, Osaka, Japan; August, 1970

2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str. Available from the Presser Rental Library Premiere Information: Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra, David Brickman, violin, David Effron, conductor; Rochester, NY; November, 1995 Additional Information: Third movement Threnody, also available separately

Tango, Boogie and Grand Tarantella for Solo Double Bass and Orchestra (1987)

4' 30"

Published: 141-40057 Premiere Information: Milagro Vargas, mezzo-soprano, Philip West, English horn; Columbia University, New York, NY; February 15, 1992

Chansons de Jadis: Six Songs of Loneliness for High Voice and Chamber Orchestra (1978-79)

10'

3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(EfCl., B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. 2Hp. Str. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary Premiere Information: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Bernhardt, conductor; Rochester, NY; January 15, 1998

30'

2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; 2Perc. Str. (3 players require handbells) Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: National Arts Centre Premiere Information: National Arts Centre Orchestra, Gwenlyn Little, soprano, Mario Bernardi, conductor; Ottawa, Canada; March 25, 1981 Additional Information: Book 1 (duration: 13' 30") contains songs I-III. Book 2 (duration: 16' 30") contains songs IV-VI.

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Christmas Canons Six Carols for SATB Chorus with Two Percussion (2nd Percussion Optional) (1978)

November Voices for Voice, Speaker, and Small Ensemble (1975)

18'

Whence Come You, Shepherd Maiden? 342-40128 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen 342-40129 New Prince, New Pomp 342-40130 O Little Town of Bethlehem 342-40131 The Cherry Tree Carol 342-40132 Masters in this Hall 342-40133

A Concert Welcome for Voice and Piano (1994)

1'30"

Published: 141-40063

Four Carols for SATB Chorus and Handbell Choir (Optional Piano or Organ) (1980)

A Pilgrim’s Counsel Four Ballads for High Voice and Piano

16'

9'

Rejoice In The Lord Anthem for SATB Chorus, Piano or Organ, and Optional Percussion (1983)

Fl., Ob., Cl., Bsn., Hn., 2Vln., Vla., Vcl., Cb. Available from the Presser Rental Library Commission Information: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Premiere Information: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor; Minneapolis, MN; November 26, 1973

Meditation (2002)

Roethke-Lieder Six Songs for Medium Voice and Chamber Orchestra (1994)

10'

20'

Voice; 2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 2 2 1(B.Tbn.) 0; 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Str. Available from the Presser Rental Library Premiere Information: Carol Webber, soprano, Kilbourn Orchestra, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor; Rochester, NY; October, 1994

8'

Commission Information: Public School System of St. Paul, MN Premiere Information: Public School System of St. Paul, MN, Mari Carlson conducting; May 13, 1972 Additional Information: Texts by Keith Gunderson. Honeycomb a Go-Go 342-40106 Snail 342-40107 Though it Shivers 342-40108 Therzacat Boogie 342-40109 Ant 342-40110 Dog Bone Blues 342-40111 All the Pretty Little Horses 342-40112

Missa Brevis for SATB Chorus and Bell Percussion (1 player) (1978)

5'

Published: 342-40154 Available Separately: Set of parts 342-40154P

Voice, Violin, Piano Published: 141-40065

Menagerie, Set No. 1 for Two-part Chorus with Optional Accompaniment (1970)

15'

Published: 141-40072 Premiere Information: Earnest Murphy, Tenor, Michael Rickman, Piano, Elizabeth Hall at Stetson University; February 5th, 2010. I. Oh, Come Away II. A Warning to All III. Took My Girl to the Fancy Ball IV. A Few More Months

Commission Information: Asbury First Methodist Church Handbell Choir of Rochester, NY A Child This Day Is Born 342-40140 Rocking Hymn 342-40141 Winter’s Snow 342-40142 Sing a Saviour’s Birth 342-40143

Lengeren (Megalith V) for Medium Voice and Double Quintet (1973)

13'

On stage: 2 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0; 3Perc. Hp. Vln. 2Vcl. Cb. Voice (Ten. or Sop.) Narr.; Off stage: Brass Septet (2-2-2-1) Published: #441-41010 (score) Full materials available from the Presser Rental Library Premiere Information: Musica Nova Ensemble, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor; Rochester, NY; April 4, 1975

Roethke-Lieder, Book 1 Six Songs for Soprano or Tenor and Piano (1982)

12'

Published: 141-40064

Sea Chanteys for SATB Chorus, a cappella (1970)

7'

Commission Information: Public school system of Minneapolis, MN Additional Information: Texts by Keith Gunderson. Blue Whale 342-40101 Moody’s Lobsters 342-40102 Slugs 342-40103 I Was a Gull Once 342-40104 Fish, Fish, Fish, Fish 342-40105

20'

A Servant unto Thee for SATB Chorus with Organ (1979)

Published: 342-40127 Premiere Information: Ohio University, Athens, OH; February, 1981 Additional Information: Chamber Orchestra version also available. Available Separately: Solo Part 342-40127A

Published: 342-40137

Missa Brevis for SATB Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (1978) 20' SATB Chorus; 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; 2Perc. Str.(min. 8 6 5 4 2) Hndbls. Available from the Presser Rental Library Premiere Information: Athens, OH; February, 1987 Additional Information: SATB and Percussion version also available.

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3' 30"


Recordings

Talayot (Megalith III) for Organ Solo and Pre-recorded Organ Composers Recordings, Inc. (New World Records) SD 363: Megalith Trilogy William Albright, organ

Arc Aria with Interludes Canadian Broadcasting Corp. SM-148: Music of Today Société du Musique Contemporaine.

Threnody: Elegiac Variations for Solo Violin and Orchestra University of Connecticut NOVISSE No. 931: Works of Sydney Hodkinson Paul C. Phillips, conductor, The University of Connecticut Symphony Orchestra; Mary Lou Rylands, cello; Theodore Arm, violin.

Chansons de Jadis: Six Songs of Loneliness for High Voice and Chamber Orchestra Centaur Records No. 2073: Sydney Hodkinson Rene Fleming, mezzo-soprano; The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra; Paul C. Phillips, conductor.

Composers Recordings, Inc. (New World Records) SD 292: Sydney Hodkinson conductor, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Clarion Albany TROY 962: Clarion Chris Gekker, trumpet

Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment a Divertimento for Piano Trio

Reviews

Composers Recordings, Inc. (New World Records) SD 432: Eastman Trio

Arc Aria with Interludes "Tremendously exciting… Balances rude outbursts of calculated chaos with moments of intoxicating loveliness and fresh, genuine fantasy. The gradual emergence of the voice from the ruins of the percussion is a stunning stroke of both music and abstract theatre." -K. Winters, Toronto Telegram

Dolmen (Megalith I) for Organ Composers Recordings, Inc. (New World Records) SD 363: Megalith Trilogy William Albright, organ

The Edge of the Olde One a Chamber Concerto

Chansons de Jadis: Six Songs of Loneliness for High Voice and Chamber Orchestra

New World Records 80489-2 (re-issue of GSC 1054): Three Concerti Eastman Musica Nova, Paul Phillips, conductor; Thomas Stacy, English horn.

"The Chansons take six poems evocative of loneliness and set them to music… There is bite, sardonic wit, and beauty in the midst of desolation. …haunting music…" -William Wians, Fanfare

Epitaphion Lament for Symphony Orchestra

Christmas Canons Six Carols for SATB Chorus with Two Percussion (2nd Percussion Optional)

University of Connecticut NOVISSE No. 931: Works of Sydney Hodkinson Paul C. Phillips, conductor, The University of Connecticut Symphony Orchestra; Mary Lou Rylands, cello; Theodore Arm, violin.

"…quite different. The treatment reflects the English carol tradition… each uses the imitative counterpoint that is common to the canon. The rhythms are lively and dance-like, the harmonic intervals open… the unaccompanied singing was delicious and bright." -David Hawley, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Louisville First Edition Recordings No. 774: David Gilbert, conductor, Louisville Orchestra.

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra with String Quartet Obbligato

Interplay a Histrionic Controversy for Four Musicians

"The clarinet… weaves in and out of the orchestra, sometimes blending, sometimes at odds with the dense sound fabric… After molding the orchestra into a jazz band for the outer movements, Hodkinson’s writing reconfigures it into another "chamber ensemble," as the clarinet converses with a string quartet obbligato… Childlike innocence and wonder are heightened by shimmering percussion effects… From a gentle, nostalgic haze, the last movement sharpened abruptly… a vigorous conclusion which caught fire." -Sharon McDaniel, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Music of Today, Vol. 3. Serge Garant, conductor, Société du Musique Contemporaine.

Menhir (Megalith II) for Organ Composers Recordings, Inc. (New World Records) SD 363: Megalith Trilogy William Albright, organ

Missa Brevis for SATB Chorus and Chamber Orchestra Centaur Records 2073: Sydney Hodkinson The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra; Paul C. Phillips, conductor; The University of Connecticut Concert Choir, Peter Bagley, director.

"…I would love to hear it again — what more can you say of a new piece?" -David Raymond, City Newspaper

A Contemporary Primer for Band for Wind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments

November Voices: A Ceremony for Voice, (T. or S.) Narrator and Instruments

"Hodkinson’s three little study books could revolutionize the preparation of instrumentalists in junior and senior high school music programs! These little pieces are varyingly fun, interesting, exciting, moody — in short, much more emotionally provocative that your run-of-the-mill method book tunes. Highly recommended…" -Michael D. Bennett, Tennessee Musician

Advance Records No. 26S: Sydney Hodkinson, conductor, Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble.

The Steps of Time: An Elegy University of Connecticut NOVISSE 931: Works of Sydney Hodkinson Paul C. Phillips, conductor, The University of Connecticut Symphony Orchestra; Mary Lou Rylands, cello; Theodore Arm, violin.

Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment a Divertimento for Piano Trio "…Hodkinson’s divertimento is a complete surprise. Those who know and admire his more radical side through such fine works as Interplay, Arc, or Valence, are in for an outright shock. A popular spirit infuses even the more stately dances, and there’s much fun in the way Hodkinson avoids the unexpected… It’s a piano trio of a very unusual and rewarding kind." -Paul Rapaport, American Record Guide

Symphony No. 5: Sinfonia Concertante for Chamber Orchestra Louisville First Edition Recordings No. 795 (also CD 001): Lawrence Leighton Smith, conductor, Louisville Orchestra.

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Dolmen (Megalith I) for Organ

it expresses as in Lament… The virtues of Lament are numerous… To acknowledge that Lament touches us deeply is to acknowledge only one part of its excellence." -Richmond Crinkley, Cavalier Daily (Charlottesville, VA)

"…The pages may look frightening at first, but the notation is remarkably clear. The music inspires changing moods and certainly cajoles the organ into unusual sounds." -Music -the ACO-RCCO Magazine

Lengeren (Megalith V) for Medium Voice and Double Quintet

Drawings, Set No. 9 for Three Percussion

"…a setting…characterized by warmth, expressiveness, subdued humor and understatement." -Roy Close, Minneapolis Star

"…another in an extensive series of musical "drawings," this trio uses only one kind of instrument in each of the three movements…A very "bravura" work for the musically and technically advanced…" -John Baldwin, The School Musician

"…admirable textures and colors and a good deal of lyric intensity." -John Harvey, St. Paul Pioneer Dispatch

The Edge of the Olde One a Chamber Concerto

Megalith Trilogy for Organ solo

"…a genuine contemporary masterpiece written by a composer with an absolutely unique and fascinating musical language… a fantastic, haunted landscape full of echoes…and bell sounds. This is a composition of dept, integrity and tremendous lyrical power…that demands to be heard and heard over again…" -American Record Guide

"…Hodkinson has re-imagined the organ in contemporary terms… seeking to evoke prehistoric stone monuments, [he] creates massive, slow-moving music that is both colorful and grave." -James E. Harvey, Flint Journal (Michigan) "…which came first, the musical texture or the name, we don't know, but the results are plausible and the choice of the organ was inspired. I am convinced." -Seattle (Washington) FM Guide

"…marvelously inventive… the work is emotionally and aurally involving, full of wonderfully mysterious sounds… the textures are wonderfully rich, and the soloist accomplishes feats one wouldn’t ordinarily consider possible." -High Fidelity

Menagerie, Set No. 1 for Two-part Chorus with Optional Accompaniment

"…a monument of activity and direction… the music has absorbing ideas as it hints at a waltz (macabre), tarantella (diabolic) and riffs. There are attractive "interludes" and an effective ending, with taped handbells added to the climax and dying away finish." -Raymond Ericson, New York Times

"…Judging by these songs, it is to be hoped that other education authorities will extend a hand of friendship to today's composers. Dog Bone Bllues is a splendid piece with lots of fun and challenge…tension is built up very well." -Music Teacher

Menhir (Megalith II) for Organ

"Sydney Hodkinson’s The Edge of the Olde One, a chamber concerto for electrified English horn, strings and percussion, is one of the most pleasingly inventive compositions I’ve heard in recent years…" -Bill Zakaraiasen, New York Daily News

"…thanks to such present-day composers as…Hodkinson, the organ has finally joined the 20th century as a true medium of expression for our time, not a pale imitation of another age." -Leonard Raver

Epigrams for Symphony Orchestra

"…the composer has devised "stone pillars of sound" which succeeded in providing an aural perspective of depth and beauty…Charting new frontiers of sound, taking its listeners to places they've never been before and exploring fresh vistas of sound in the most imaginative ways, [this composer] assures us that the organ is still alive, well and flourishing." -Leonard Raver, Music -the AGO-RCCO Magazine

"…uses the full resources of the orchestra in blocks, lines, splashes, glitters and wisps of sonorities, and each has firm shape and a clean trajectory." -J. Harvey, St. Paul Pioneer Dispatch "…a work of remarkably high quality, certainly with respect to sheer virtuosity of orchestral writing… creative imagination and technical facility went hand in hand. Hodkinson’s jazz-inflected aphorisms compound virtuoso demands with an assumption that symphony orchestra players can wail at the drop of a blue note." -Lawrence B. Johnson, Milwaukee Sentinel

Missa Brevis for SATB Chorus and Chamber Orchestra "Hodkinson’s power as a writer for orchestra comes to the fore in the Missa Brevis… I am particularly impressed by the composer’s ability to evoke the mood of each part of the mass through a series of variations without his ideas becoming trite or repetitive. Indeed, he has crafted a work of rich variety and interest. …Hodkinson is a composer worth knowing." -William Wians, Fanfare

"…a complete success. It is an interesting kinetic work, giving off the full flavour of its musical variety and aggressive energy." -R. Close, Minneapolis Star "Hodkinson’s music whole-heartedly embraces the melodic sophistication and rhythmic vitality of jazz. His Epigrams is an appealing sequence of four movements; a magical mixture of contemporary universes, matched only by the delicious savoirfaire with which Hodkinson managed to set an entire orchestra scatting." -The Terre Haute (IN) Tribune

Missa Brevis for SATB Chorus and Bell Percussion (1 player) "…an exciting and thrilling work; medieval in flavor, but contemporary in sound… and the climax is quite uplifting." -Joelyn Wakefield-Wright, Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch

Monumentum pro umbris for Wind Ensemble

Epitaphion Lament for Symphony Orchestra

"…dazzling…Brilliant timbral gems melded one into the next, with orchestration that resembled a large symphonic work more than the usual band fare." -Chris Vancil, Society of Composers Newsletter

"…this moving elegy opens with quiet sighs from the strings gradually building to almost chaotic rage, then trickling away to be replaced by a more comforting wind chorale, some final reminiscences and a provocative end." -Robert Palmer, Democrat and Chronicle

"Mr. Hodkinson's work has been appreciated because of the powerful expression of his writing, the fine combination of sonorities in his instrumentation and also because the music is very clear and understandable without being cheap. That the audience was of the same belief proves the fact that his score also won the Prize of the Audience." -Harelbeke International Composition Contest, Belgium

Lament for Guitar and Two Lovers (A Fable with Music for Actors, Dancers and Musicians) "The parts are welded into a whole that is no less a visual harmony than a harmony of dramatic and musical values. Seldom does one see simplicity so much an intrinsic part of the complexity and intensity

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November Voices: A Ceremony for Voice, (T. or S.) Narrator and Instruments

String Quartet No. 4 "Meaty, powerful and overflowing with rhythmic vitality, the quartet sheds the academic robes of so many new quartets. Raw-edged accents, twangy sul ponticello bowing, converging and diverging glissandos and egalitarian scoring propel the work, giving it a unique character. The final movement is especially striking for its wit and energy" -Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News

"…a work of otherworldly beauty." -William Zakariasen, New York Daily News

One Man's Meat for Double Bass with Electronic Tape "…the work is clever, creative and imaginative, making dramatic use of the media…" -The American String Teacher

Overture: A Little Travelin' Music (The Can Opener) for Symphony Orchestra

"…powerful work…vital music…egalitarian, witty, energetic, raw and intelligent." -Michael Huebner, Living Music

"…a delicious, mischievous mix of influences ranging from Gershwin to Prokofiev to Bernstein to Ives. Bravos." -Robert Palmer, Democrat and Chronicle

Symphony No. 1 “Fresco” a Mural in Five Panels for Large Orchestra “…Hodkinson proves himself a master of the orchestral medium as a device with which to demonstrate intimate visual and musical interrelationships. In Fresco, he feeds the listeners’ minds with a fresco in time rather than space. Fascinating colors abound.” -New York State School Music News

Rejoice In The Lord Anthem for SATB Chorus, Piano or Organ, and Optional Percussion "It received a standing ovation in the middle of the concert and I really mean ovation! The chorus eventually joined the applause of the audience, and you’d have thought Alabama had just won the NCAA Basketball Tournament. It was one of my most thrilling moments in music! My heartiest congratulations to you for not only writing a fine piece of music, but one that is an inspiration, challenge, and, at the same time, practical." -Don Neuen, Professor and Director of Choral Activities, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Symphony No. 5: Sinfonia Concertante for Chamber Orchestra "…The piece demonstrates that today’s composer no longer feels he must address himself to large and weighty thoughts in a symphony. The work is meant to be a divertissement, and, in being highly diverting, it succeeds." -Michael Anthony, Musical America

Requiescant "In Memoriam September Eleven" Elegy for Chamber Sextet

"The work is light in character and charming in its vitality and quicksilver mood. It tinkers playfully with many familiar dance forms [and is]… humorous and often frenetic… a charming piece, one that should find its way into other concert programs around the country." -David Hawley, St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Sydney Hodkinson's Requiescant more than compensates for its relative brevity by sounding a lament which is deeply faith-driven. …essentially serene and uncluttered." -New Music Connoisseur

Sea Chanteys for SATB Chorus, a cappella "…Imaginative contemporary work…A good introduction to modern sonorities for youngsters,…providing tone clusters, whispering, sprechstimme and other delicacies." -John Dovaras, The Choral Journal

Symphony No. 7 "The Vanished Hand" for Wind Ensemble and Piano Obbligato "…extraordinary, prismatic colors and rich textures…the work meshes seemingly incompatible ingredients — lyricism and dissonance, space and detail — with deceptive old-bottle-new-wine simplicity… vintage Hodkinson in its finely blended contrasts… This hybrid — part epic, part rumba — opens with the majestic stillness of an aerial view, the broad panorama of open spaces. But it gradually strives toward a more detailed perspective, zooming smoothly from the dramatic to the lyrical and back… The Symphony No. 7 engages the mind and senses with its fresh vibrancy of color, rhythms and textures." -Sharon McDaniel, Democrat and Chronicle

Stabile for Symphony Orchestra "…quite a remarkable and haunting exploration of orchestral sounds that projected images of enormous ruins… concise, authoritative… moody and dramatic…" -Audrey Johnson, Victoria (B.C.) Times "…Hodkinson’s Stabile dealt almost exclusively with textures and tonal combinations. They vary enormously, and the piece’s interest lies in the way they are shifted from one to another. The work was written for an adult orchestra’s youth program, and the concentration on types of sound must have proved attractive." -Raymond Ericson, New York Times

Taula (Megalith IV) for Double Wind Quintet "Hodkinson wrote an intimate piece, almost stripped, full of tension and with a forceful line which reminds us a little of certain pieces by Xenakis… no tricks, a style marked with honesty that respects conventional possibilities of wind instruments, without falling into sonorities heard before. A good piece, full of streams, waves and wandering intensities." -Guy Huot, Le Droit, Ontario

"The big surprise of the evening was Hodkinson’s Stabile, which plumbed unusual depths of imagination… The work made a strong impression." -Kenneth Terry, Downbeat

Stone Images Four Short Pieces for Band

"…the impression is of slow-moving wedges of sound and of the composer’s fascination with texture and timbre. As [the music] moved away… into forceful, organized sound, the composer did indeed convey the impression of something monolithic and awesome." -Cauretta Thistle, Ottawa (Ontario) Citizen

"This work should be a regularly-performed addition to every junior high school, high school and college band library… [It] will bring joy to students, conductors and audiences." -The Instrumentalist

String Quartet No. 3 "The first movement of Hodkinson’s String Quartet No. 3 impresses with its swells of sound —almost balloon-like… It stretches and stretches and then it bursts into the second movement, which opens like a suspense drama. This is exciting with much driving force… With a brilliant segue, the third movement just came out of nowhere. It was very smoothly executed… Hodkinson’s music is seductive. He demands attention, catches you off guard with a surprise gift…" -The Music Connoisseur

"…Concise and well-made, notable for the quality and ingenuity of the scoring." -Allen Hughes, New York Times "…Inventive, sensitive…a great deal of skillful and witty solo writing…" -P. Altman, Minneapolis Star "…a work of sonic richness, purposeful expression and individual character" -John Harvey, St. Paul Pioneer Dispatch

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Tilt "un gioco burlesco" per Orchestra

Trio: Epitaph and Scherzo for Clarinet, Violin and Piano

"…If you’d love the exhilaration of white-water rafting in the Grand Canyon, Hodkinson’s Tilt is your kind of music. Well-named, it surges forward full tilt in an exuberant, man-against-nature adventure, barely letting you catch your breath." -Sharon McDaniel, Democrat and Chronicle

Tower for Concert Band

"…a significant work written in memory of Vincent Persichetti. The Epitaph is hymn-like with expressive cadenzas for the clarinet and violin, and the Scherzo has a traditional form with the initial thematic material leading to an interesting development section." -The Instrumentalist

Vox Populous an Active Oratorio

"…an educational experience for both the director and students." -NY State School Music News

Trinity for any Solo Treble Instrument and Pre-recorded Tape "The piece moves from breathy, clacking sounds to gentle chromaticism to a consoling Arcadian finale that beautifully suggested the pastoral connotations of the English Horn." -John Rockwell, New York Times

"…So much goes on! The work is a gleeful multi-media assault on the pomposities, inanities and insanities of modern society. Its formal takeoff point is the oratorio but it flies its own course textually, formally and musically." -John Harvey, St. Paul Pioneer Press

“…a composer with an absolutely unique and fascinating musical language.”

-American Record Guide

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