(Megalith III)

Sydney Hodkinson

Solo Part
Performing Ensemble: Organ Unaccompanied
Item Number: 143-40002
Duration: 9:30
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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The third in a series of works for organ by the contermporary American composer, Sydney Hodkinson. It is a powerful, stunning work for two organs ( the second organ may be live or recorded, and if so, a few electronic manipulations of the sound are employed). TALAYOT-Megalith III (Talayot is a large prehistoric stone hut consisting of many small rocks ) was commissioned by William Albright who premiered it in 1975. The composer comments about TALAYOT, "Since 1968, I had been interested in both the simplest reduction of pitch materials and the employment of staticity within a given time-span... The aural effect striven for was not at all unlike walking around a Calder steel or a monolithic stone sculpture: huge, never changing, yet constantly different." For studios, colleges, professional, libraries. Difficult.

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Commission William Albright
Composition Date 1973