The glass soldier.
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||The glass soldier (2007) an orchestral suite in 5 movements
Recorded/performed at: Iwaki Auditorium, Southbank Centre, Melbourne, on Jul 07.
|Nigel Westlake||Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Payne, Jean-Louis Forestier||24 mins, 36 sec.||Buy as MP3|
Also includes: The minstrel boy / Thomas Moore -- Dear Lord and Father of mankind / C.H.H. Parry -- The last rose of summer /Tomas Moore -- Sussex by the sea / William Ward-Higgs -- Invercargill /Alexander Frame Lithgow -- Stony broke in no man's land /Schwartz, Lewis -- Je te veux /Erik Satie -- Romance without words, op. 17 no. 3 / Gabriel Fauré -- The sounds of Villers-Bretonneux.
Music from the August 2007 Melbourne Theatre Company's
production. Based on a true story, Hannie Rayson's play The
Glass Soldier is a deep, sincere tribute to two generations
of Australians that had little, but gave everything.
The music for the play is performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jean-Louis Forestier. Magnificent trumpeter Geoffrey Payne is featured in other tracks.
This rich and vibrant music, featuring the world premiere recording of The Glass Soldier Suite composed by Nigel Westlake, exhibits the wonder, tragedy, love and resolution of WW1 stretcher bearer, NH Ferguson.
Duration: 47 min.
The glass soldier -- The age of destruction -- White birds fly over the Valley of the Somme -- Symphonies of glass -- I was blinded, but now I see.
Music from the Melbourne Theatre Company's Production of 'The Glass Soldier'.
Booklet includes programme notes and biographical notes on the composer and performers.
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