The duelling brass of Nautilus sounds like massing Martian armies… Q Magazine
A new orchestral version of Anna Meredith's irrepressible, pulsating fanfare, Nautilus, has been unveiled by Lahti Symphony Orchestra and its new Chief Conductor, Dalia Stasevska, in the orchestra's opening concert of its 2021-22 season.
Since appearing on Meredith's debut EP 'Black Prince Fury' and her subsequent debut album 'Varmints', the 5-minute Nautilus has found its way into the most diverse situations:
- Prada advertising campaign - video
- Lady Gaga documentary for Netflix
- Bo Burnham's acclaimed coming-of-age feature film, Eighth Grade video
- Netflix comedy-drama series – Living with Yourself, starring Paul Judd and Aisling Bea
- Walk-on music for rock band, Foals
- Walk-on music for comedian, Frank Skinner
- Choreographed for The Royal Ballet & London Sinfonietta by Calvin Richardson
- BBC TV's World Cup 2020 football trailer
- The Edge, a 2019 documentary film about the England cricket team
- Derby Days, Argentinian football documentary - video
- TV documentary about humpback whales
- Repeated radio broadcasts on BBC Radio 1, 3 & 6
All these aside from Meredith performing it in all her live shows with her own band, with whom she will tour the US & Canada for a second time in 2022.
The new orchestral version of Nautilus is now available for performance. It's scored for:
2(I=picc).2.2(II=bcl).2 - 4.3.2.btrbn.1 - timp - perc(3): xyl/timp/t.bells/SD/mar/BD/floor tom - strings
The score can be viewed here.
And here is the video to the original release: