The glass soldier : an orchestral suite in 5 movements
by Nigel Westlake (2007)
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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: 25 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional orchestra
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 note: Commissioned by Don Farrands in memory of his grandfather N.H. Ferguson.
Program note: Nigel Westlake's "Glass soldier suite"
by Nigel Westlake
Resonate article: 2008 Classical Music Awards - Finalists by Australian Music Centre
Performances of this work
24 Apr 2021: at ASO: Nigel Westlake and Grigoryan Brothers in Concert (Festival Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre). Featuring Nigel Westlake, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
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