Deep sea dreaming (treble choir with full orchestra)
by Elena Kats-Chernin (2000)
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From the CD Works for orchestra. Vol. 4
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Instrumentation: 3-part children's choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, piano, strings.
Duration: 8 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG), for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, Sydney 2000.
The text of the piece is made up of mostly nonsense syllables sourced from Russian words to do with sea creatures, those words then split up and used in reverse.
Article: Knowing the score
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Source: Source: Canberra Times, 27 October 2007, pp22
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