Three portraits of Scheherazade : reflections on texts by Kate Middleton
by Natalie Williams (2005)
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This piece is a three-movement work for Sinfonietta. Each movement is a reflection of the life of Scheherazade, based on the poetry of Sydney writer, Kate Middleton. This piece does not contain sung or spoken text. The work is suitable as a concert piece for advanced ensemble.
Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, 2 clarinets in B flat, bassoon, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, tenor trombone, harp, piano, percussion (3 players), strings (220.127.116.11.1).
Duration: 14 min.
Contents note: Scheherazade singing -- Scheherazade's nights -- Scheherazade dancing.
Commission note: Commissioned for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by Cybec Foundation.. Commissioned for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by Cybec Foundation. Commissioned for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Metropolis Series, 2005
Includes text of Kate Middleton's poems and programme note.
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