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Out of the Woods? : toccata for horn trio

by Catherine Likhuta (2011)

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From the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 77.

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Out of the Woods? : toccata for horn trio / Catherine Likhuta.

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Work Overview

"A friend of mine once said: "Cathy, one day you will write a very calm and quiet piece." Perhaps he is right, but this is not that piece yet. This is essentially a toccata that attempts to reflect the spectrum of emotions and actions of a person being chased. It jumps between a playful chase, an adventurous runaway, and a run-for-your-life escape. There are moments in the piece where one is trying to catch his breath and regain energy, although there is not much time for that. There is also a part where one hides, anxiously awaiting an opportunity to flee (which might never come); in that section I wanted for every musical phrase to say: "I am scared." Altogether, the piece depicts a risky and desperate yet necessary attempt to get out of the woods. The question is whether this attempt is going to succeed…"

-Catherine Likhuta

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: French horn, violin, piano.

Duration: 14 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — All ranges of horn are used, generally virtuosic

Dedication note: Dedicated to Adam Unsworth

Commission note: Commissioned by Adam Unsworth (USA)

First performance: by Adam Unsworth, Timothy Ball, Catherine Likhuta — 27 Sep 11. Barnes Hall, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA)

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2 Aug 2017: at Out of the Woods (Ian Hanger Recital Hall). Featuring Paul Dean, Trish O'Brien, Catherine Likhuta.

27 Sep 11: Barnes Hall, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA). Featuring Timothy Ball, Catherine Likhuta, Adam Unsworth.

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