Beguine Again

Encore for Violoncello Octet

Sydney Hodkinson

Performing Ensemble: Cello Octet
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

In January, 2005 at Stetson University, the TARAB Cello Ensemble performed a new music concert that was superb and exhilarating. To the audience's dismay, the ensemble had no encore prepared (do any even exist?).

I later found out that the group was comprised of recent Eastman School of Music graduates, many of whom I had conducted during the end of my academic tenure at Rochester. I was struck by the ensemble's determination to remain together to make music and, with their blessings, set out to rectify this omission in their repertoire.

BEGUINE AGAIN is a Latin-American "echo" consisting of three choruses (the third becomes a little mixed up - as if the dancers momentarily part ways?) plus a Coda, and is roughly four minutes in duration. The piece was stolen - and extended - from an excerpt of my 12-year-old PARLOR PIECES (1993); the score was completed in May 2005 in Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida.

Available on Rental

Scores & Parts

Beguine Again - Full Score - Study
Beguine Again - Full Score - Large

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the TARAB Cello Ensemble
Composition Date 2005
Duration 4:00
Orchestration 8Vcl.
Premiere 27th October, 2007. Tarab Cello Ensemble; Madison Hall, SUNY-Morrisville, NY.