The Wind in the Willows : suite for mixed chamber ensemble and narrator
by Mark Isaacs (2012)
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Created for the HUSH Music Foundation which has produced CDs of music to calm patients and their families (and those caring for them) in Children's Hospitals across Australia since 2001.
For this twelfth album, Mark Isaacs created a beautiful collection of vignettes to accompany short extracts from Kenneth Grahame's immortal children's story The Wind in the Willows.
Instrumentation: Narrator (amplified), flute/piccolo, oboe, percussion (1 player), harp, violin, cello, piano.
Duration: 45 min.
Contents note: 1. The River Bank -- 2. Spring-Cleaning -- 3. Across the Meadow -- 4. Messing About in Boats -- 5. Down the River -- 6. Toad Hall -- 7. A Pleasant Ramble -- 8. Poop-poop -- 9. Towards the Wild Wood -- 10. Badger -- 11. Supper and Everything -- 12. Toad's Adventures -- 13. The Last Train Running -- 14. Little Portly -- 15. The Silent, Silver Kingdom -- 16. Such Music I Never Dreamed Of -- 17. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn -- 18. This is the Place of my Song-dream -- 19. Worship -- 20. Toad's Song -- 21. Such Trials -- 22. Unhappy Toad -- 23. An Underground Passage -- 24. Toad's Song (reprise) --25. The Hour is Come -- 26. The Return of Ulysses -- 27. Joy and Contentment -- 28. The River Bank (reprise).
Text by Kenneth Grahame, excerpts from The Wind in the Willows (1908)
Performances of this work
29 Nov 2012: at HUSH: Wind in the Willows (The Edge, Federation Square).
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