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Judith Weir

Publisher: Chester Music

The Wild Reeds (2013)
Written to celebrate Thomas Trotter's 30th anniversary as Birmingham City Organist
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Solo Keyboard(s)
Year Composed
2013
Duration
10 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Organ
Availability


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Performances
Date
Title
  • 06 JUL 2014
    St Nikolaus, Bergen-Enkheim; Germany
    Thomas Trotter
  • 28 JUN 2014
    St Peter & Paul, Ratingen nr. Dusselforf
    Thomas Trotter

    Other Dates:
    16 July - Santuario della Verna, La Verna International Organ Festival, Italy
    31 January 2015 - King's College, Cambridge
  • 24 MAR 2014
    RFH, London
    Thomas Trotter
  • 14 MAR 2014
    St Paul's, Helsinki; Finland
    Thomas Trotter
  • 22 FEB 2014
    Haileybury School Chapel
    Thomas Trotter
  • 15 FEB 2014
    Lucerne Concert Hall, Switzerland
    Thomas Trotter
  • 11 FEB 2014
    Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg; Russia
    Thomas Trotter
  • 17 JAN 2014
    Orgelpark, Amsterdam; Netherlands
    Thomas Trotter
  • 21 DEC 2013
    Volgograd Concert Hall Russia
    Thomas Trotter
  • 22 NOV 2013
    St Margaret’s, Palm Desert CA
    Thomas Trotter
  • 19 NOV 2013
    Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Cleveland OH
    Thomas Trotter
  • 17 NOV 2013
    First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville FL
    Thomas Trotter
  • 14 NOV 2013
    First Baptist Church, Longview TX
    Thomas Trotter
  • 09 NOV 2013
    Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
    Thomas Trotter
  • 05 NOV 2013
    Schottenstift Church, Vienna; Austria
    Thomas Trotter
  • 06 OCT 2013
    The Wild Reeds World Premiere
    Birmingham Town Hall
    Thomas Trotter, organ

Reviews
"parallel harmonies and ecstatic figurations abound but ultimately this is a delicate, touching work that will satisfy experienced organists and audiences."
Huw Morgan, Sunday by Sunday,12/1/2014
The theme’s transformations, as it acquired greater textural and harmonic complexity, were easily plotted (intelligibility is one of Weir’s greatest strengths) and Trotter’s use of the organ’s quieter reeds and flutes perfectly conveyed the work’s fascinatingly evocative nature.
David Hart, Birmingham Post,10/10/2013
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