The Little Match Girl

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The Little Match Girl
  • For SATB chorus and orchestra
  • Story by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Adapted by Gordon Getty
  • Running time: 20 minutes

Orchestration: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, celesta, harp, strings (piano reduction available)

The Little Match Girl in recording

M√ľnchner Rundfunkorchester with Asher Fisch, conductor; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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The composer uses a full chorus and orchestra to narrate the heartbreaking yet transcendent story, with earnest, declamatory vocal settings and striking instrumental illustrations.

Joshua Rosenblum
Opera News, 2016