The Sleeping Giant
for full orchestra

Composition Date: 2007
Duration: 00:06:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
After CBC's recent "Seven Wonders of Canada" competition, I was quite taken with the support of the Thunder Bay community for the Sleeping Giant. I decided to write this piece for the legend. Here is the story: Nanabosho the giant and son of the West wind was a hero to the Ojibwe tribe for saving them from the Sioux. One day he scratched a rock and discovered silver. Nanabosho knew the white men would take over the land for this silver so he swore his tribe to secrecy and buried the silver. One of the chieftains decided to make himself silver weapons and was soon after killed by the Sioux. He must have passed along the silver secret as several days later a Sioux warrior was spotted in a canoe leading two white men towards the silver. Nanabosho disobeyed the Great Spirit and raised a storm which killed the men. As punishment he was turned to stone and lies watching over his silver secret.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 R521sl
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 9, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score
    27 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 52
    26 parts
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 2222/4230/Timp/Perc/Str
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