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Eliza aria : excerpt from 'Wild Swans Concert Suite', for soprano and piano / Elena Kats-Chernin.
by Elena Kats-Chernin (2007)
I wrote the piece firstly as part of the ballet "Wild Swans" choreographed by Meryl Tankard for Australian Ballet. Originally it was for soprano and orchestra and had its premiere in 2003. The piece introduces princess Eliza and expresses her pure soul, innocence and faith in the good of the world. The piece is light in texture and uses very simple harmonies (it starts with just 3 chords A minor-C major-F major).
Since then I transcribed it for piano solo, as well as for string quartet, clarinet quartet, violin and piano, clarinet and piano, flute and piano, etc... Due to the use of the original version in a TV advertisement in UK, it became well known there and has since been remixed by Mark Brown as well as other DJ's, as well as made into a pop song (called "The Journey Continues" sung by Sarah Cracknell).
Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Boosey & Hawkes) — 1 score (6p. -- A4 (portrait))
From the ballet score Wild swans, written for the Australian Ballet
For wordless soprano and piano.
This work also exists as the following versions:
- Quartets: 3 Clarinets, bass clarinet
- Trumpet with piano
- Unknown instrumentation
- Solo Piano
- Flute with piano
- Violin with piano
- Soprano with chamber ensemble
- String Quartets
- Quartets: Bass clarinet, piano, viola, cello
- Duos: Cor anglais, cello
- Duos: Pianos (4 hands)
- Soprano with string quartet
- Piano Trios
- Duos: Flute, cello
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