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glass soldier


The glass soldier / Nigel Westlake ; performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Louis Forestier, Geoffrey Payne

by Nigel Westlake (2007)

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Performers: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Louis Forestier, Geoffrey Payne

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, (both doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets (1st doubling E flat clarinet, 2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players +2 optional extra players for Movt II), piano (doubling celesta), harp, strings.

Duration: 24 mins, 36 sec.

Published by: Move Records — 5 MP3 files (ZIP archive)

Recorded/performed at: Iwaki Auditorium, Southbank Centre, Melbourne, on Jul 07.

Contents note:

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.

Commission info: Commissioned by Don Farrands in memory of his grandfather N.H. Ferguson.

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