- for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
- 31' 00"
- 3*ob.*23*; 4331; perc. (2); mezzo soprano; strings
- in four movements
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.
|01 Jun 2006||
Performed by Madeleine Pierard (mezzo-soprano), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by Bundit Ungrangee at the Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
|Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra|
|19 Aug 2010||
Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra with soprano Madeleine Pierard and conductor by Marko Letonja at Auckland Town Hall, in Auckland
|Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Madeleine Pierard|
|21 Apr 2016||
Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hamish McKeich, with Madeleine Pierard (mezzo-soprano) at the Michael Fowler Centre.
|Madeleine Pierard New Zealand Symphony Orchestra|
- SOUNZ Contemporary Award (2006)
Symphony No. 2 was the winner of the 2006 SOUNZ Contemporary Award.