Daily Archives: December 28, 2015


Second Empire by Richie Hofmann

Second Empire is an astounding symphonic arrangement. Richie Hofmann’s Beatrice Hawley Award winning debut is arranged in four movements, each section led by a “Sea Interlude.” The interludes (drawn from Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes) establish the tempo and tone from the delicacy of Dawn, to Passacaglia’s wit and quickness, […]