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Eliza aria : [for piano, shorter version] / Elena Kats-Chernin.
by Elena Kats-Chernin (2007)
I wrote the piece firstly as part of the ballet "Wild Swans" choreographed by Meryl Tankard for Australian Ballet. Originally it was for soprano and orchestra and had its premiere in 2003. The piece introduces princess Eliza and expresses her pure soul, innocence and faith in the good of the world. The piece is light in texture and uses very simple harmonies (it starts with just 3 chords A minor-C major-F major).
Since then I transcribed it for piano solo, as well as for string quartet, clarinet quartet, violin and piano, clarinet and piano, flute and piano, etc... Due to the use of the original version in a TV advertisement in UK, it became well known there and has since been remixed by Mark Brown as well as other DJ's, as well as made into a pop song (called "The Journey Continues" sung by Sarah Cracknell).
Published by: Boosey & Hawkes — 1 score (2p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 4 min.
From the ballet score Wild swans, written for the Australian Ballet
There are 2 versions of this work for solo piano, 1 of which is shorter and easier.
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This work also exists as the following versions:
- String Quartets
- Quartets: 3 Clarinets, bass clarinet
- Duos: Guitar, cello
- Violin with piano
- Quartets: Bass clarinet, piano, viola, cello
- Trumpet with piano
- Flute with piano
- Soprano with string quartet
- Piano Trios
- Duos: Pianos (4 hands)
- Soprano with chamber ensemble
- Duos: Cor anglais, cello
- Unknown instrumentation
- Duos: Flute, cello
- Soprano with piano
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