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Babe : A concert presentation for symphony orchestra & synchronised film

by Nigel Westlake (1995, this version: 2014)

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Performance by Nigel Westlake, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra from the CD Babe

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Babe : orchestral soundtrack / Nigel Westlake, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Version: This product features the Film/TV soundtrack version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 2667 [Not for loan]



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Work Overview

Revised by the composer in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the film's release

in collaboration with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Work Details

Year: 1995, this version: 2014

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (1st doubles piccolo, 2nd doubles piccolo, alto flute, and optional tin whistle), 2 oboes (2nd doubles cor Anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubles bass clarinet and optional contrabass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubles contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, harp, piano, celeste, percussion (4 players), timpani, strings.

Duration: 96 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Permission to perform this presentation live must be contracted through the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's management.


Article: Dawn of a new world symphony
by Gordon Kerry — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 24 March 2009, pp.13

Book: Babe : motion picture soundtrack composed by Nigel Westlake / teaching activities written by Felicia Chadwick.


Performances of this work

2 Sep 2018: at Willoughby Symphony: Babe in Symphony (The Concourse, Chatswood). Featuring Nigel Westlake, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

10 Dec 2016: at DSO: Babe (Darwin Convention Centre). Featuring Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Wood.

28 Apr 2016: at SSO: Babe - Pig at the Symphony (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Westlake.

16 Apr 2016: at TSO: Babe in Concert (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Westlake.

12 Jul 2015: at MSO: Babe (Hamer Hall). Featuring Nigel Westlake, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

11 Jul 2015: at MSO: Babe (Hamer Hall). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Westlake.

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