The Selfish Giant

Commissioned by the Brighton Festival in 2010, this work is scored for orchestra, organ, narrator and young voices. It received its world première on the first day of the festival, May 1st, with Howard conducting the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra with the Brighton Festival Youth Chorus.  Kolade Agboke was the narrator.

Key information:

Description: Narrator, childrens’ choir and orchestra

Duration (mins): 20

Text: Oscar Wilde/Howard Goodall

Instrumentation: – 2100 – timp – perc(1 or 2) – cel – harp – organ – strings

Première: 1.5.10, Brighton Festival, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, UK

Availability: Score, vocal score and parts for hire from Faber Music