Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer

The Ice Mountain.

The Ice Mountain.1Score and instrumental parts are available – please contact the office.


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Programme Notes

First performed in a production by Abigail Morris in March 2010 at St Michael’s Church in Hampstead, London, The Ice Mountain is a story of the cycle of life, of loss and how to come to terms with death.  The cyclical passage of time through the four seasons reflects the work’s emotional journey, while the story itself is based on an old Swiss legend [The Old Woman and the Dead] and the music incorporates elements of Swiss folk-music and liturgical chant.  Composer and conductor Ronald Corp says ‘the tale is a haunting one and very poignant and I was drawn by the mystical element in the story; I think my music for the opera reflects this’.

The libretto is by Emma Hill.  There are solo parts for the following characters: Father, Boy, Girl, Grocer, Priest, The Old Woman, Klaus, Sylvoli and the Dairy Farmer.

The work was written for the New London Children’s Choir who have given two further performances: in the winter of 2010 at the Swiss Church in Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2; and at St. Alban’s, Holborn, London EC1 in May, 2011.