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Hollow Kings : Four pieces after William Shakespeare for optional narrator, electric guitar and orchestra

by James Ledger (2016)

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Narrator (optional), 3 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets (Bb, A, Bb doubling bass clarinet in Bb), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets (C, C, Bb), 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percussion (3 players), electric guitar, strings.

Duration: 23 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Macbeth -- 2. Henry VIII -- 3. Richard III -- 4. King Lear.

Commission note: Commissioned by Symphony Services International.

First performance: by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis at MSO: Berlioz, Brahms, Ledger (Costa Hall) on 24 Jun 2016

Performances of this work

9 Sep 2016: at ASO: Ledger's Hollow Kings (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Carter.

27 Jun 2016: at MSO: Berlioz, Brahms, Ledger (Hamer Hall). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis.

25 Jun 2016: at MSO: Berlioz, Brahms, Ledger (Hamer Hall). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis.

24 Jun 2016: at MSO: Berlioz, Brahms, Ledger (Costa Hall). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis.

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