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2[1/alto fl, 2/picc]3[]2[1.2/Eb]3[1.2.contra]; 4331; timp.; 2 perc.; 2 harp; alto solo; strings


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Programme Note

Harris’s Symphony No.5 is in seven movements, two Adagios and two Scherzos surrounding three short and rather simple songs based on texts by the Hungarian poet Panni Palásti.

The poems are based on Palásti’s experiences as a 10 year old in Budapest in 1944.

Text Note:
Text by Panni Palásti
Commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia and funded by Christopher Marshall. This is the fourth major work of Ross Harris that Christopher Marshall has paid for.

Performance History

World Premiere for P: Symphony No. 5, APO, 150813 15 Aug 2013 Performed by Sally-Anne Russell (alto) and The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Eckehard Stier at the Auckland Town Hall.
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra


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