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Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 : Opening Ceremony

by Christopher Gordon (2006)

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Performance by Gondwana Voices, Melbourne Chorale, Young Voices of Melbourne, Lyn Williams from the CD Melbourne 2006, XVIII Commonwealth Games

Melbourne 2006, XVIII Commonwealth Games

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Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 / Christopher Gordon.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/GOR 8 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This contains all of Christopher Gordon's compositions to the opening ceremony, but for copyright reasons excludes three of his song arrangements.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Instrumentation varies between the various sections.3 SATB choirs, 2 children's choirs, Brass Choir & Orchestra (Orchestra: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, baritone saxophone, 4 horns, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (9 players), 2 marimbas, celeste, piano, harp, strings).

Duration: 36 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Countdown -- 2. Journey to the stadium -- 3. Welcome to the MCG -- 4. Raising the three nation flags -- 5. The Arrival of the Head of the Commonwealth -- 6. Australian National Anthem -- 7. Welcome To Melbourne -- 8. Under the Milky Way* -- 9. The Raising of the CGF flag -- 10. Happy Birthday* & God Save the Queen (Tribute to the Head of the Commonwealth) -- 11. Queen's baton introduction -- 12. Chairman dances -- 13. Together we are one* -- 14. Finale (Finale Pyro).

Commission note: Commissioned for Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.. Commissioned for the opening ceremony of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games

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Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
 

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15 Mar 06: Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Featuring Gondwana Voices, Melbourne Chorale, Young Voices of Melbourne, Lyn Williams.

15 Mar 06: Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

15 Mar 06: Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Gondwana Voices, Melbourne Chorale.

15 Mar 06: Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

15 Mar 06: Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

15 Mar 06: Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

15 Mar 06: Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

15 Mar 06: Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

15 Mar 06: Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

15 Mar 06: International telecast Melbourne Cricket Ground. Featuring Young Voices of Melbourne, Gondwana Voices, Melbourne Chorale, Cantillation (Musical ensemble), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Lyn Williams.

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