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Heaven is closed

Sheet Music: Score

Heaven is closed / Elena Kats-Chernin.

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2000)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 flutes (1st doubling piccolo), oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.
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    From the CD Works for orchestra. Vol. 4

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I started Heaven is Closed in Sydney on the New Year's Eve (2000), according to my superstition or ritual, if that is a better word to always start a new piece on that night, even if it is only a couple of bars. I like the idea that everyone goes crazy partying while I do my own thing, so to speak. This is a left-over peculiarity from my days in Moscow when I lived in a student hostel, with other students from Gnesin College-I was 14 years old. I remember how the sounds were coming out of all the rooms (each had a piano in it) different instruments' sounds or singing, and I had to get on with my home work for Harmony or Aural or Musicology, so I learned to disregard the noise around me. And with time I cultivated this into the ritual of working on the New Year's Eve.

It was started in Sydney and finished in Hanover while I was there rehearsing and witnessing the premiere of "Sarglos" a chamber work of mine. I like working on pieces while "on the road", especially parallel to some other activity, like working on a theatre play while revising another piece, etc. It seems to free the mind for very different kinds of ideas and this piece ended up soaking up some of the whirlwind energy of that time.

Elena Kats-Chernin

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Boosey & Hawkes) — 1 score (76p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 12 mins

Dedicated to David Porcelijn

Commissioned by Symphony Australia for performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn — 13 Mar 00. Adelaide Festival Theatre

Includes page of errata.

Revised in 2010

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2010.

Related products

This work is also available in the following products:

Selected works. Vol. 2
CD: Selected works. Vol. 2 / Elena Kats-Chernin.

Works for orchestra. Vol. 4
CD: Works for orchestra. Vol. 4 / Elena Kats-Chernin.

 

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- Resonate Article: Kats-Chernin's Santa Cruz diary on NewMusicBox


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