Composition - - American Recorder Society
Fantasia on a shape note hymn - PtRM 2018
By Eric Haas 2017
Fantasia on a shape-note hymn is based on Solitude in the Grove, a beautiful hexatonic tune first printed in the second edition of Ananias Davisson's Kentucky Harmony (Harrisonburg, VA, 1817). The late Robert Mottingdorfer first brought the hymn to my attention more than 20 years ago and I composed a fantasia for three bass viols for Janet Haas, Donna Fournier and Lisa Terry in 1995. When I was asked to contribute a work to celebrate Play-the-Recorder Month, I decided to revisit this haunting melody and recast the viol trio for recorder quartet. (text continued in download)
-- Eric Haas
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Moderate
Occasion: Any
Libraries: Play the Recorder Month Archive
Date Added: 01/01/2018
Style: Tonal/Melodic, Folk/Traditional, Variations/Fantasies/Adaptations