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Crime scene investigation : for narrator, SSA choir, string orchestra and percussion

by Katy Abbott Kvasnica (2004)

Also known as: CSI

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Performance by MLC School Choir, MLC School String Orchestra from the CD Crime scene investigation

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Library shelf no. CD 2509 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This work is a mystery murder. The story follows the crime scene investigator on the scene of a murder where even the audience members are considered suspects. The choral music winds its way through 'evidence' presented through a textural musical score until the murderer is revealed and the mystery solved. Crime Scene Investigation is also a spoof based on the TV show of the same name.

Work Details

Year: 2004

Instrumentation: SSA choir, narrator, percussion (1 player), string orchestra.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Very good senior high school.

Dedication note: Dedicated to MLC School (Sydney). Dedicated to the staff and students of MLC School, Burwood

Commission note: Commissioned by MLC School (Sydney).. Commissioned by MLC School, Sydney for their 8th Biennial Sydney Opera House Concert, 2005

First performance: by MLC School Choir, MLC School String Orchestra — 7 Jun 05. Sydney Opera House


Resonate article: Katy Abbott's Crime Scene Investigation and Aspects of Dreaming by Katy Abbott Kvasnica


Performances of this work

10 May 2015: at Sebastian the Fox and Other Creatures (Canberra Girls' Grammar School). Featuring Moorambilla Voices, Woden Valley Youth Choir, Canberra Youth Orchestra.

7 Jun 05: Sydney Opera House. Featuring MLC School Choir, MLC School String Orchestra.

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