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Hall of Ghosts

By Amanda Harberg

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Chamber Piccolo
Composed by Amanda Harberg. Sws. Score. 4 pages. Duration 4:30. Theodore Presser Company #114-42223. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114422230).

Item Number: PR.114422230

ISBN 9781491133910. 9 x 12 inches.

HALL OF GHOSTS was composed in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown period; it was inspired by piccoloist Gudrun Hinze's video for Harberg's Prayer Project filmed in the hauntingly empty Gewandhaus Chamber Music Hall. Evocative of imagined spirits in the empty hall, the music pits dramatic silences, amid searching and plaintive phrases of the piccolo, against a lively middle section - a dialogue between the ticking of time and an instrument striving to make itself heard.
HALL OF GHOSTS was composed in April 2020 as a thank you gift dedicated to the wonderful community of flutists who participated in my Prayer Project - a virtual flute orchestra project that I produced during the Covid-19 lockdown period. HALL OF GHOSTS was inspired by piccoloist Gudrun Hinze, who recorded her part for the Prayer Project in the empty Gewandhaus Chamber Music Hall. This hall would normally be full of musicians rehearsing and performing, but now, due to Covid-19, the hall lay empty and filled only with echoes and memories. The image of Gudrun's solitary piccolo inspired in me a musical invocation, imploring the spirits to let the music return. In the first section, the silence of rests and pauses creates an expressive background for the searching and plaintive phrases of the solo piccolo. The lively middle section is a contrapuntal dialogue between the ticking of time and an instrument striving to make itself heard. These materials trade off throughout the piece. You can decide through your interpretation on who wins. The music? Or the ghosts? -- Amanda Harberg.

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