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Finsterer, Mary: Lake Ice 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Lake Ice
  • Subtitle: 
    (Missed Tales No.1)
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    19
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    2013
  • First performance (venue): 
    City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, Australia
  • First performance (performers): 
    Kees Boersma solo db; Sydney Symphony cond. Jessica Cottis
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Like many parents, when I put my children to bed I engage in the common ritual of reading a story. In the search for tales that would enrich my childrens’ imagination, one day I came across an old book of fairytales I had read as a child. Here I discovered a compendium of stories influenced by the classics but with beautiful and mysterious reinterpretations. This led me to wonder how I could weave this feeling of storytelling through music. Lake Ice is a response to this. It searches for ways to bring the solo double bass to the fore and highlights the many strange and beautiful sonorities it can produce. Lake Ice sits at the apex of a series of orchestral works I aim to create called Missed Tales, based on the conceit that an anonymous collection of stories has been found after thousands of years in the recesses of a cave in Northern Europe. I dedicate this work to my children, Eve & Wil Golja.

  • Technical specs: 

    The solo double bass requires amplification.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
40
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
Piccolo
G alto
Oboe
2
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
2
B-flat
Bass
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Horn (F)
2
Trumpet
2
C
C
Trombone
1
Bass
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Crotales
Glockenspiel
Vibraphone (F3)
Timpani
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tom-Toms
Wood Blocks
Other
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
12
Viola
4
Cello
4
Double Bass
2
5-string
5-string

 

 

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