Talisman for Horn and Piano


Horn, piano–4′

A buoyant and songful work for horn and piano appropriate for recital and contest.

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Horn, piano
Duration: 4′
Premiere—2021 by Charles Hodgson and DET, St. Paul, Minn.
Published by Cherry Classics

Program Note

young horn player

Jan Folk Nolan as a teenager

A talisman is an object, such as an amulet, a bowl or even a symbol, held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune. This Talisman is a sonic charm, a brief recital piece that captures the essence of the Maine lakes and woods, evoking in song a sense of the rustic and the legendary. It was commissioned by Minneapolis resident Holly Windle in tribute to her mother, Jan, who played horn as an adolescent. The premiere was given by Charles Hodgson, horn, and the composer in Saint Paul, Minnesota on November 11, 2021.

For a challenging trio with horn, see Trio da camera.

For a wind quintet, see Tales of the Sierra Madre.

For a brass quintet: Northern Light.

Brass trio: Trio al fresco.



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