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The Witching hour : concerto for eight double basses and orchestra

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2016)

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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 Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, soprano saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, celesta, strings, 8 solo contrabassi.

Contents note: I. Spectres in the forest -- II. The wooden doll awakes -- III. Elegy -- IV. Vassilissa the beautiful.

Commission note: Commissioned by Australian World Orchestra with funds provided by Andrew and Renata Kaldor.. Commissioned by the Australian World Orchestra in celebration of their fifth anniversary season

First performance: by Australian World Orchestra, Alex Briger at Australian World Orchestra: Kats-Chernin (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall) on 28 Sep 2016

Performances of this work

1 Oct 16: The Esplanade, Singapore. Featuring Australian World Orchestra, Alex Briger.

28 Sep 2016: at Australian World Orchestra: Kats-Chernin (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Australian World Orchestra, Alex Briger.

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