News for Hay
- Composer Hay finds back score after 35 years
[posted 30 May 2008]
In 1973, while a student at Blair Academy (Blairstown, New Jersey, USA) Daniel solicited a 12-tone theme from childhood friend Debra Ridge. The theme was for Oboe and was to represent a "hermit" against a string orchestra representing "society".
Upon completion the handwritten original score was sent to Ms. Ridge and misplaced for several years. After reacquiring the score, life-in-general buried it in a collection of concert programs.
Fast forward to 2008, after many personal losses, and Daniel discovers the score tucked away waiting to be seen and heard. He is happy to announce that the score has been computerized into modern (readable) music notation for Oboe, Violin I&II, Viola I&II, Cello I&II, and Bass.
At 35 years in the making Daniel reports that there were only a few notational errors in the original score and only three new measures were included. The 5-minute piece sounds like he envisoned it; liltingly gay, yet dark and brooding.
[source: Daniel J. Hay]
Daniel Hay composes for solo intruments, primarily the recorder, and then transposed for other instruments.
Daniel Hay composes for solo instruments and plays Recorders and Cello. His music is appropriate for woodwinds, strings, and some brass as they can all be transposed to fit most instruments. His sheetmusic is available at his webpage www.recordermusic.biz.
You will see that Mr Hay sometimes names pieces for people and that he has three subscription plans. I’ve subscribed and have enjoyed the music played on my clarinet.
Hay was born in Lincoln, NE. He began writing music while attending Blair Academy under the tutelage of Dr. Ralph Kneeream. Unless his choral music can be found in private hands it was all destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina although he now writes several pieces per month for instruments.
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