WRECK, op.10

(2Fl (2=Picc), 2Ob (2=CA), 2Cl, 2Bsn, 4Hn, 3Tpt, 3Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc, Hp, Mez (offstage), Stgs)

playing time : 22'

This large-scale piece for symphony orchestra portrays man's quest, drawing on the musical imagery of a ship at sea, battered by the elements, but somehow struggling on. The inevitable "wreck", however, leads unexpectedly to a long final section in which an off-stage voice singing in a language nobody understands seems to tell of salvation beyond despair. Here is an extract of stormy weather!