Five men and the sea

Orchestral Pictures for Tenor Soloist and Chamber Orchestra
Dauer: 22 min

Inspired by Redmond O'Hanlon's book ”Trawler” (2003), this work consists of five scenes in which a tenor soloist represents the explorer (O'Hanlon), the skipper, the youngest sailor, the aggressive sailor and the experienced First Mate.
The score evokes savage nature and the extreme conditions of life on board a trawler in today's industrialised world.

2 Flutes (2nd doubling picc.)
1 Oboe
1 Cor Anglais
1 Clarinet in B flat
1 Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F
1 Trumpet in B flat
Timpani Percussion (Snare and Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Tam-tam, Temple Blocks, Guiro, Xylophone, Whistle)
Violins I
Violins II
Double Bass
Tenor Soloist