Opus 920

Quiet Hocket (2011)

for Horn and Harp

Duration: 4 min.

Dedication: for Daniel and Barbara Fackler

Commission: Commissioned by Musikwerke Fackler

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

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.