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The trillion souls (full orchestra with choir)

by Gordon Hamilton (2015)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

A choral symphony for marriage equality. Based on a poem by Andy West, this work quotes important themes from Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Choir (with SATB soloists), 2 flutes (doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion (2 players), harp, timpani, synthesiser, strings.

Duration: 25 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

First performance: by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Voices, Gergely Madaras at Queensland Symphony: Gala opening (QPAC Concert Hall) on 14 Feb 2015

Videos

Gordon Hamilton discusses The Trillion Souls

Composer Gordon Hamilton discusses his new work 'The Trillion Souls' which is dedicated to pioneering mathematician Alan Turing. This composition was inspired by BBC reporter Andy West’s poem of the same title.

 

Performances of this work

14 Feb 2015: at Queensland Symphony: Gala opening (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Voices, Gergely Madaras.

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