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Composed by James Nathaniel Holland. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Christmas, Fairy Tales. Set of Parts. 598 pages. Published by James Nathaniel Holland (S0.320451).
Item Number: S0.320451
String parts sold separately in 2 of 2. This new Contemporary Classical Music from American Costa Rican composer James Nathaniel Holland in his masterful ballet adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, “The Snow Queen.” Ballet yet to be premiered. Be the first to produce it! (Duration: 2 hours)
Parts included in this 1 of 2: picc, fl12, ob12, eh, clBb12, bcl, bsn, hrn1234, trp123, trmb12, basstrm/tba, timp, bdrm, misc perc (sus cym, hand cym, castanets, bongos, chimes, ant. cym., small gong, snare) , glk/bongos/xly, harp, and treble chorus SSAA
Highlights are The Dance of the Evil Snow Sprite and the Distorted Mirror, Innocence and Kai and Gerde’s Special Friendship, The Waltz of the Roses (‘Think of my love as a Rose’), The Waltz of the Snowflakes (Snowbees), Gerde Morns Kai’s Death, The Suite of the Lady of Spring (Tale of the Tiger Lillies, The Dream of the Morning Glories, The Tale of the Snowdrops, the Hyacinth’s Tale), The Waltz of the Summer Palace, Dance of the Thieves and Kai’s Joyous Dance Finale.
Ballet Synopsis: Evil Snow Sprites make a mirror that reflects all that is mean and evil. When it shatters, its splinters drift to the far corners of the world. Gerde and Kai are two poor children who live in Copenhagen in the early 19th Century. They live innocently with their parents and Grandmother and tend a rooftop rose garden. One winter night Kai meets the Snow Queen and a splinter from the mirror enters his eye. The Snow Queen returns and abducts Kai. Although accepted as dead, Gerde deeply feels otherwise and begins her quest to find her friend, traveling through the four seasons, sometimes beautiful and sometimes frightening.
The Lady of Spring takes her as an addition to her fantastical garden filled with tales and dreams of the flowers who dwell there. But when Gerde sees the rose on Spring’s bonnet she wakes from her enchantment. Her tears spring back the roses who tell her Kai is not dead. She flees from the garden. Gerde grows up in the wilderness and a crow says
that he has seen Kai at the Palace of the Queen of Summer. They hurry there to find a magnificent ball in progress. Gerde is introduced to the Kai lookalike but knows something is not right. The Queen of Summer helps Gerde on her way and lends her a coach and gives her a magic red rose that will never fade.
YouTube Complete Ballet presentation: https://youtu.be/-zDAJ-Ttw70
Composer website: http://lacoronadelossantos.net/jamesnathanielholland.html
Two part performance CDs sold separately. Reduced piano/vocal score and full orchestral score in concert pitch sold separately. Strings parts sold separately.
Many arrangements of the Waltz of the Roses (‘Think of my love as a Rose’), The Lady of Spring and her Garden, and the Waltz of the Summer Palace sold separately. (Sold separately.)
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