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Symphony No. 2

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  31m
Instrumentation:  3*ob.*23*; 4331; perc. (2); mezzo soprano; strings

Year:  2006
Duration:  31m
Instrumentation  3*ob.*23*; 4331; perc. (2);...

Ross Harris
Composer

Composer:   Ross Harris

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Elizabeth Kerr talks to Ros...

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Interview: Madeleine Pierard

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Review: Elizabeth Kerr revi...

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Ross Harris: Symphony No.2;...

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Borrow/Hire:

To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About

Programme note

Described as “often beautiful and sometimes frightening” (NZ Listener), Ross Harris’s Symphony No 2 is a setting of poems on the subject of New Zealand soldiers shot for desertion in World War One. Writer Vincent O’Sullivan’s deeply felt descriptions of violence, love and tragedy are reflected in a moving and dramatic score.

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Commissioned note

Written for the Auckland Philharmonia and Madeleine Pierard

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Creative New Zealand


Performance history

01 Jun 2006: Performed by Madeleine Pierard (mezzo-soprano), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by Bundit Ungrangee at the Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

19 Aug 2010: Echoes of War

21 Apr 2016: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hamish McKeich, with Madeleine Pierard (mezzo-soprano) at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Performed by Madeleine Pierard (mezzo-soprano), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by Bundit Ungrangee at the Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

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