- 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 composer uses a full chorus and orchestra to narrate the heartbreaking yet transcendent story, with earnest, declamatory vocal settings and striking instrumental illustrations.
Opera News, 2016