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Symphony no. 4 : for chorus and orchestra

by Ross Edwards (2001)

Also known as: Star chant

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Performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus from the CD Star chant

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Symphony no. 4 : Star chant, for chorus and orchestra [piano vocal score] / Ross Edwards.

Library shelf no. 782.554/EDW 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (each doubling piccolo, 3rd doubling alto flute), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets (2nd doubling piccolo clarinet in E flat, 3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, percussion (3 players), 2 pianos, harp, strings, SATB choir, tape (pre-recorded pianos, vibraphone and glockenspiel).

Duration: 33 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Helen Edwards

Commission note: Commissioned jointly by Symphony Australia and the Adelaide Festival of the Arts for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, with assistance from the Australia Council

First performance: by Richard Mills, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus — 8 Mar 02. Adelaide Town Hall

[Star Chant] pays tribute to Aboriginal culture by linking the conventional Western names of stars and constellations with their equivalents from the Dreamtime stories of many different indigenous peoples.

Text by Fred Watson.

Winner of the 2008 APRA/Australian Music Centre Vocal/Choral Work of the Year award.

Analysis

Program note: Ross Edwards' "Symphony No. 4"
by Ross Edwards
Source: the score of this work

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Performances of this work

8 Mar 02: Adelaide Town Hall. Featuring Richard Mills, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus.

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