- for narrator and orchestra
- 23' 00"
- 2222; 2221; timp., perc (2), hp; strings and narrator
|Score (348k)||Page 1 - 5||© Jenny McLeod|
Commissioned in 1985 by the Wellington Regional Orchestra (now the Vector Wellington Orchestra) for a family concert under Sir William Southgate, as part of the 1986 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts in Wellington, The Emperor and the Nightingale has subsequently been performed by a number of New Zealand regional and youth orchestras.
- Text Note:
- Text adapted by Jenny McLeod from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Nightingale", using the English version from "The Yellow Fairy Book" (1894) edited by Andrew Lang (1844-1912) and translated by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang (1851-1933)
- Commissioned by the Wellington Regional Orchestra with the assistance of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and the New Zealand composers' Foundation
|12 Oct 2008||
Performed by Tamati Coffey (narrator) and the Manukau City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Uwe Grodd at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, Manukau
|Manukau Symphony Orchestra Uwe-Alexander Grodd|
|29 Jul 2010||
Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with conductor Uwe Grodd at Michael Fowler Centre, in Wellington
|New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Uwe-Alexander Grodd|
|09 Mar 2012||
Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with conductor Hamish McKeich at Michael Fowler Centre, in Wellington.
A review of this concert, posted by Middle C, is available here: http://middle-c.org/2012/03/words-music-and-film-jenny-mcleod-and-serge-prokofiev/
|Hamish McKeich New Zealand Symphony Orchestra|