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Paper planes : Orchestral film score

by Nigel Westlake (2014)

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Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Michael Kieran Harvey, Riley Lee, Hannah Coleman, Nigel Westlake from the CD Paper planes

This sample is of the Film/TV soundtrack version of this work

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Paper planes / original soundtrack by Nigel Westlake.

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

Library shelf no. CD 2609 [Not for loan]

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Paper planes : orchestral film score A4-SIZE STUDY SCORE / Nigel Westlake.

Library shelf no. 784.2/WES 5 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubles piccolo/alto flute), 2 oboes (2nd doubles cor Anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubles bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubles contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, harp, piano (doubling celeste), timpani, percussion (3 players), strings (

Duration: 56 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Opening titles -- Ready to launch -- Throwing bricks -- Visiting Grandpa -- How to make a paper plane -- Flight research -- State heats -- You're grounded -- Air museum -- Flashback -- Wake up Dylan! -- Arial -- Meet Kimi -- Love letter to Kimi -- Sydney semi finals -- Pool competition -- Flashback 2 -- Skype me -- Clive & Dylan -- Paper bird -- Garage sale -- Tokyo by night -- Paper garden -- Dylan in garden -- Japanese garden -- Tokyo Finals -- On the blocks -- Are you ready? -- Competition -- And the winners are... .

Commission note: Commissioned by Robert Connolly & Arena Media

First performance: 10 Aug 14. Melbourne International Film Festival, Forum Theatre, Melbourne

This is an orchestral study score only & is not intended for live performance.
It does not not include notation for various overdubs that have been integrated into the final soundtrack [such as the Japanese Taiko drumming ensemble used extensively in spool 5, shakuhatchi flute effects & additional percussion coloration used in other areas of the score.]

Orchestrations by Nigel Westlake & Jessica Wells.


Performances of this work

7 Aug 2021: at CSO at the Cinema (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Gethin.

10 Aug 14: Melbourne International Film Festival, Forum Theatre, Melbourne

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