for Solo English Horn

Adolphus Hailstork (composer)


  • English Horn


Hailstork’s beautifully lilting SICILIANA for solo English horn is actually structured as a recitative and aria: a dramatic prelude serves as a soliloquy with question-like pauses, teasing our ears forward. This opening unfolds into a gorgeous rendering of the traditional 12/8 dance form, full of soaring melodies and elegant arabesques. SICILIANA’s technical demands are within the reach of students looking for unaccompanied contest repertoire, while the expressive potential is enticing for advanced players in any setting. This 6-minute work has been recorded for Navona Records by Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and may be heard at
SKU: 114-42313
Duration: 4:00
Commission Notice: Commissioned by Harold and Emily Starr in honor of their daughter Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Score Type: Performance Score
Product Type: Score
Accompanied: Unaccompanied Solo
Page count: 4
UPC: 6-80160-69102-9
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3757-4
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