Halcyon
for violoncello and piano

Jocelyn Morlock
Composition Date: 2003
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Cello

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Halcyon: A bird, otherwise known as the kingfisher, believed to calm storms during the time of its incubation. According to legend, Alcyon’s husband Ceyx is drowned at sea, with his last thought being of her and that, if he doesn’t live, he may return to her after death. When his body floats back to her, out of grief she throws herself into the sea, but as she does, she is turned into a bird. In her sorrow, she flies over her husband and enfolds him with her wings. The gods take pity on them, and turn both of them into kingfishers. During the two weeks around the Winter Solstice in which the kingfishers nest and incubate their young, the weather is unusually placid, hence the term “Halcyon Days.”

Premiere Information:
November 2003, Langley Community Music School, Langley B.C.; Ian Hampton, violoncello.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3213 M865hal 2003
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Cello
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 17, 2004
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (9 p.) ; 22 x 28 cm.
    9 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 3
    1 part (3 p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For violoncello and piano.

    Photocopy; master of score and part in CMC Toronto.

    This piece was written for and commissioned by cellist Ian Hampton, for Canada Music Week, 2003.

    Additional People:
    Ian Hampton
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