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The Happiness box (full orchestra with narrator)

by Bryony Marks (2013)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

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 Overview

This work, for narrator and orchestra, is intended for an audience of kindergarden to primary aged children. The interplay between narrator and orchestra is rhythmically intricate, and it would helpful for the narrator to have a recording to practise with before rehearsing with the orchestra. Featured instruments in the orchestra are: oboe with glock, tuba, bass (main soloists) and other instruments with smaller solos: harp, vln, vla, vlc.

Ideally the work is performed with projections of the images from the children's book from which the work stems (also called The Happiness Box).

Work Details

Year: 2013

Duration: 40 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: For David Griffin and Leslie Greener and all those like them, who allow us to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity

Commission note: Commissioned by Robert Salzer Foundation, Rev. Dr Arthur Bridge, Symphony Services International.

First performance: by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Kelly, Stephen Curry at The Happiness Box (Iwaki Auditorium) on 8 May 2013

For further information about The Happiness Box, including the hire of score and parts, please visit www.thehappinessbox.com.au

Analysis

Resonate article: The Happiness Box by Bronwyn Lobb

Performances of this work

7 Nov 2015: at MSO: The Happiness Box (Iwaki Auditorium). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Kelly.

6 Nov 2015: at MSO: The Happiness Box (Iwaki Auditorium). Featuring Brett Kelly, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

5 Nov 2015: at MSO: The Happiness Box (Iwaki Auditorium). Featuring Brett Kelly, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

4 Nov 2015: at MSO: The Happiness Box (Costa Hall). Featuring Brett Kelly, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

11 May 2013: at The Happiness Box (Iwaki Auditorium). Featuring Brett Kelly, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

8 May 2013: at The Happiness Box (Iwaki Auditorium). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Curry, Brett Kelly.

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