- for orchestra
- 05' 30"
- 2222;4231;timp;2 perc;piano;harp,strings
|Score (69k)||pages 1-8||© Leonie Holmes|
As I listened to media reports on the ownership of Young Nick’s Head, I began to wonder about the life of the real ‘Young Nick’, who first sighted this land from the deck of the ship Endeavour. What was life like on board the ship for the young boy, and how did it feel to sight the land? Various images came to mind, including a silhouette of land in the early morning light, or a murky shape barely visible through grey storm spray, or a dark smudge on a bright blue horizon. This piece was written with these images in mind.
For Young Nick was premiered by Wellington Youth Orchestra in 2003.
- NZSO-SOUNZ-RNZC Recordings (2012)
For Young Nick by Leonie Holmes was performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with conductor Hamish McKeich in June 2012