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Leander and Hero

Leander and Hero

for wind quintet


  • Instrumentation: wind quintet
  • Edition: score and parts
  • Order No.: ED 30400

Description
Leander and Hero takes as its point of departure the story of Leander and Hero’s tragic love. But in my version, Leander and Hero are cliffbirds who mate for life. Hero sits on eggs in the nest on the rocks while Leander fishes for food. Leander is killed in a violent storm at sea and does not return. Hero waits for him but when he does not come she leaves her nest to go look for him. She finds his body washed up by the waves. Like all birds who mate for life, she sits by his body, unwilling to leave his side even in death. Hannah Lash
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by City of Tomorrow, made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund
Content text: I Prelude: The Cliffs
II Courting Dance: Slow and Ancient
III Flocking
IV First Storm
V Hero and Leander
VI Interlude: away from the rocks
VII The Storm; Leander Does Not Return to the Nest
VIII Hero Finds Leander's Body and Will Not Leave His Side
IX Postlude: The Cliffs
Performance duration: 35' 0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 9. Februar 2016 New Haven, CT, Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music (USA) · City of Tomorrow

13. Februar 2016 New York City, NY, Spectrum (USA) · City of Tomorrow
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: fl(pic).ob(ca).cl(ecl).bsn-hn
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Orchestra: City of Tomorrow
2016-02-13 | New York City, NY (United States of America), Spectrum
Orchestra: City of Tomorrow
2016-02-09 | New Haven, CT (United States of America), Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music | World Premiere
Leander and Hero takes as its point of departure the story of Leander and Hero’s tragic love. But in my version, Leander and Hero are cliffbirds who mate for life. Hero sits on eggs in the nest on the rocks while Leander fishes for food. Leander is killed in a violent storm at sea and does not return. Hero waits for him but when he does not come she leaves her nest to go look for him. She finds his body washed up by the waves. Like all birds who mate for life, she sits by his body, unwilling to leave his side even in death. Hannah Lash
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by City of Tomorrow, made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund
Content text: I Prelude: The Cliffs
II Courting Dance: Slow and Ancient
III Flocking
IV First Storm
V Hero and Leander
VI Interlude: away from the rocks
VII The Storm; Leander Does Not Return to the Nest
VIII Hero Finds Leander's Body and Will Not Leave His Side
IX Postlude: The Cliffs
Performance duration: 35' 0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 9. Februar 2016 New Haven, CT, Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music (USA) · City of Tomorrow

13. Februar 2016 New York City, NY, Spectrum (USA) · City of Tomorrow
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: fl(pic).ob(ca).cl(ecl).bsn-hn
Delivery rights: worldwide
Orchestra: City of Tomorrow
2016-02-13 | New York City, NY (United States of America), Spectrum
Orchestra: City of Tomorrow
2016-02-09 | New Haven, CT (United States of America), Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music | World Premiere