Kingdom of Dreams, The

(1989)

by John Woolrich

Description
oboe and piano
Duration
9
Genres
Oboe
Commission
Commissioned by Nicholas Daniel
First Performance
7.7.89, Cheltenham Festival, Pittville Pump Room:Nicholas Daniel/Julius Drake
Availability

Playing score 55313 3 on sale

Programme Notes
John Woolrich (b. 1954) The Kingdom of Dreams for oboe and piano Landscape with yellow birds The Bavarian Don Giovanni Tale à la Hoffmann Fish Magic A number of different inspirations float in and out of focus in this piece in a dream-like way. I started with the animals Nick Daniel uses as a theme in many of his concerts and moved, by association, to the dream animals of the Swiss painter Paul Klee. Two more Klee paintings – ‘The Bavarian Don Giovanni’ and ‘Tale à la Hoffmann’ – evoked both ETA Hoffmann’s fantasy world and that of his favourite composer. The ghosts of several of the stranger moments from Mozart’s dark opera glide past in the inner movements. John Woolrich

Licensing Information

Site Search

Newsletter sign-up

Submit your email address here to receive the latest news and special offers from Faber Music

Score Availability

It is possible in certain circumstances to purchase some scores direct from the Hire Library, even if advertised as available only for hire.

Please Contact the Hire Library:
Tel: +44 (0)1279 828907 / 8
Email: hire@fabermusic.com

Take a look

Carl Vine

'A major talent ... someone capable of breaking genuinely new ground and getting things to grow in it.'...

read more