Quiet Hocket (2011)
for Horn and Harp
Duration: 4 min.
Dedication: for Daniel and Barbara Fackler
Commission: Commissioned by Musikwerke Fackler
Publisher: Musik Fabrik
Quiet Hocket (2011) for horn and harp is dedicated to Daniel and Barbara Fackler.
Hocket (noun, Middle English): a technique in medieval musical composition in which two or three voice parts are given notes or short phrases in rapid alternation
As the title implies, the entire work is constructed as gentle, quiet hocket between the two very different instruments. There are no shared attacks, and the two instruments engage in the creation of a single musical line and discourse. The atmosphere is serene and placid throughout.