New Item in OMS
Thrashing the Siren was written during the late part of 2010 into early 2011 and is inspired by the stories of the Sirens in Greek Mythology. The Sirens were divine bird-women whose enchanted singing would lure sailors to their island. Many ships would wreck on the islands rocky coast, but those who made it ashore were so bewitched by the Sirens song that they would refuse to leave and ultimately die of starvation.
Daughter of the Muse
Who knows both past and future
Sing your potent song.
Your feathers stolen
Stay idle in your meadow
Among silent guests.
They have heard your tune
And cannot leave – for men
Your song ends in death.
Call for Nominations
Nominations for election to the Advisory Council three-year term of office (beginning after the 2016 International Symposium and ending after the 2019 Symposium) must be received by Executive Director Heidi Vogel before December 1, 2015. Nominees must be members of the IHS and willing to accept the responsibilities of the position. Nominations must include the nominee’s name, address, telephone number, email address, written consent, and a biographical sketch of not more than 150 words. Nominations by fax and email are acceptable; consent must originate from the nominee.
Terms of the following AC members expire in July 2016: Peter Luff is completing his second term and is therefore ineligible for re-election this year. Elizabeth Freimuth, Nobuaki Fukukawa, Ab Koster, and Jose Zarzo are completing their first terms and are eligible for nomination.
Send nominations to:
Heidi Vogel, IHS Executive Director
PO Box 630158
Lanai City, HI 96763-0158
Contributing Artist/Lecturer Application for IHS 2016
Rules and application for Contributing Artist and Lecturer spots for the 48th International Horn Symposium at Ithaca College, June 13-18, 2016, can be found at http://www.ithaca.edu/music/ihs2016/contributingrules/
Two New Horn Quartets in OMS
Two new horn quartets have been added to the IHS Online Music Sales.
Composer Keith Moss writes about his Quartet No. 1:
The Quartet No. 1 for four horns was written for South African horn player Neil Smit. Neil requested a commission from the International Horn Society for me to write a new work for inclusion in his Masters dissertation. His study explored what might be possible if the performer worked closely with the composer during the composition process. A rather simple, celebratory melody opens the first movement of the non-programmatic work which travels through various permutations. I attempted to make each part interesting in and of themselves giving each player a chance to reflect their technical proficiency. The second movement borrows material from a score I wrote for a short film. The continuous ostinato pattern underlies the movement creating the rhythmic and harmonic texture of the piece. The final movement provides a rounding off so to speak of the first movement with a fanfare type of theme. A short chorale prepares the movement for its brassy conclusion.
We also have a new arrangement of a Mozart favorite, Ricardo Matosinhos's horn quartet arrangement of Mozart’s famous Alleluia from Exsultate, Jubilate. It was premiered by the Trompas Lusas Horn Quartet in his own wedding.
Artist Lineup for IHS 2016
Faculty Host and Coordinator Alex Shuman has announced the Featured Artist lineup for the 48th International Horn Symposium.
Featured Artists include:
For more information, see the symposium website.