White Hammer (1996)

 
Duration/Other Info Op. 19 {10'}
Description For Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra
Premiere 11 May 1996 - James Nickel, Horn - Boston Sinfonia Keller Hall - Boston, Massachusetts
Awards Winner of the 1999 International Horn Society Composition Competition-Second Prize
Notes This dramatic narrative is based on the Nordic myth about the Thunder God, Thor, and his mighty hammer, Mjollnir. The two dwarves that forged its mystic metal said it burned with white hot intensity. Clip 1 is the opening of the Horn Concerto where you can hear the metallic sounds of a forge. Clip 2 imitates the rolling thunder and the lightning bolts of the hammer in battle.
Sample Hammer1 | Hammer2


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