Statue, The - from 'The Winter's Tale'

(1987)

by Nigel Hess

Description
solo cello, harp and strings
Duration
4
Genres
String Orchestra, Cello, Harp
Instrumentation
solo vlc - harp - strings
First Performance
October 1987, Barbican Theatre, London, UK: Royal Shakespeare Company/Dir. Terry Hands
Availability
Score and parts for hire
Programme Notes
“Music, awake her, strike!” So says Paulina as the statue of Hermione comes to life at the end of this magical play. “Descend; be stone no more; approach; strike all that look upon with marvel.” In this production Jeremy Irons played a memorable Leontes. "I should guess that in years to come this production will chiefly be remembered for Nigel Hess's music...." (Sunday Telegraph) "It is impossible to imagine a season without the melodic contributions of Nigel Hess." (Michael Coveney, Drama Magazine) "....a splendidly full-blooded score from Nigel Hess...." (Irving Wardle, The Times)

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