Ghost of the Hermitage (Opening Theme) by William West

Ghost of the Hermitage

William has been working on a song-cycle entitled "Ghost of the Hermitage" based on Nancy Rhyne's book Alice Flagg, Ghost of the Hermitage. The story of Alice will be told through music.

Alice Flagg
The Ghost of the Hermitage
by Nancy Rhyne

Throughout the area near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, the story of Alice Flagg is well known. The tragic tale of the ill-fated love between a fifteen-year-old planter's daughter and a common lumberman has become legend across the state.

In order to end Alice's unacceptable affair, Alice's brother, the acting head of the Flagg Family, shipped her off to boarding school in Charleston. Soon after she arrives, Alice contracted a fatal disease and had to return home to the Hermitage.

She soon lapsed into a coma and died in 1849. Legend states that during her burial, Alice's brother discovered a ring strung around her neck on a ribbon , and angrily tore the ring off and threw it into the marsh in scorn for the forbidden love between Alice and the lumberman.

Alice Flagg: The Ghost of the Hermitage tells the story of the star-crossed lovers and documents the strange story of Alice's afterlife.

"Alice Flagg: The Ghost of the Hermitage" by Nancy Rhyne, ©1990 by Nancy Rhyne, used by permission of the publisher, Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

2 Piccolos
4 Flutes
4 Oboes
1 English Horn
3 Bassoons
7 Horns
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
12 First Violins
14 Second Violins
12 Violas
10 Cellos
4 Double Bass


Instruments complements of the Garritan Personal Orchestra
Recorded in Finale
Mastered on Steinberg's Wavelab

Copyright 2004
Traddstreet Music, BMI