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Sydney Hodkinson (b.1934): A Keyboard Odyssey / Barry Snyder, piano; Boyd Jones, organ

Album Summary

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Episodes, five thoughts for solo piano
>Hodkinson, Sydney : Dance Overtures
>Hodkinson, Sydney : Minnie-Rag (Kwazy Kwilt for Minnie-Mouse's Birthday), for piano
>Hodkinson, Sydney : Faded Anecdotes, five images for solo piano
>Hodkinson, Sydney : Organmusic, six tableaux for solo organ
>Hodkinson, Sydney : Stolen Goods, four preludes for solo piano
>Hodkinson, Sydney : Snapshots, three miniatures for solo piano
>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
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Notes & Reviews:

Composer Sydney Hodkinson's second Navona Records release, A KEYBOARD ODYSSEY, is a journey through the world of the solo keyboard, exploring the versatility and spirit of both the piano and organ through the composer's perceptive style. Mini-Rag, for Right Hand Alone is a playful rag-style miniature, paying tribute to Minnie Mouse as well as Scott Joplin and other ragtime players. Organmusic, a set of six "tableaux" for organ, presents ironic musical characters with liturgical, plainchant, and secular themes. Like much of the album, the two pieces from Snapshots - a collection of "crumbs" from a larger keyboard work - illustrate Hodkinson's penchant for compositional diversity. The movement "... a strange dream" is impressionistic, with moments that blend ambiguity and clarity, while "... a faded dance" is reminiscent of a waltz from a past era. The compositions travel through various time periods and genres yet clearly maintain a creative and postmodern signature that is recognizable in Hodkinson's works. After receiving degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, Sydney Hodkinson has been on the faculty of several institutions during his 55-year teaching career, currently holding the Almand Chair of Music Composition at Stetson University. He has also served as Composer-in-Residence and faculty conductor at Colorado's Aspen Music Festival and School for fifteen years.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Lee Chapel, Stetson University, DeLand, FL (07/27/2012); Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA (07/27/2012); Lee Chapel, Stetson University, DeLand, FL (10/21/2013); Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA (10/21/2013).



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>Hodkinson, Sydney : Episodes, five thoughts for solo piano :: 1. Bombastic
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Episodes, five thoughts for solo piano :: 4. Limpid, Relaxed
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Episodes, five thoughts for solo piano :: 5. Exuberant
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Dance Overtures :: 3. ...To a Funereal Pavane
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Minnie-Rag (Kwazy Kwilt for Minnie-Mouse's Birthday), for piano
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Faded Anecdotes, five images for solo piano :: 1. Prelude (Vigoroso)
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Faded Anecdotes, five images for solo piano :: 2. Flint Shards (Energico, Strepitoso)
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Faded Anecdotes, five images for solo piano :: 5. Sermonette (Semplice)
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Organmusic, six tableaux for solo organ :: 1. Introit
  • Performer: Boyd Jones (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Organmusic, six tableaux for solo organ :: 2. Swing Shift
  • Performer: Boyd Jones (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Organmusic, six tableaux for solo organ :: 3. Signals and Responses
  • Performer: Boyd Jones (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Organmusic, six tableaux for solo organ :: 4. Zephyr
  • Performer: Boyd Jones (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Organmusic, six tableaux for solo organ :: 5. Vesper
  • Performer: Boyd Jones (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Organmusic, six tableaux for solo organ :: 6. Toccata
  • Performer: Boyd Jones (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Stolen Goods, four preludes for solo piano :: 3. Rhapsody
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Stolen Goods, four preludes for solo piano :: 2. Chase
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Snapshots, three miniatures for solo piano :: 1. ...A Strange Dream
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Hodkinson, Sydney : Snapshots, three miniatures for solo piano :: 2. ...A Faded Dance
  • Performer: Barry Snyder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
  • Period Time: Modern