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Eliza aria

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Eliza aria : for string quartet / Elena Kats-Chernin.

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2004)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Ironwood Chamber Ensemble from the CD Works by Kats-Chernin, Grainger, Schultz, Hindson, Ford, Buc.


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Product details

Eliza Aria

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/Bote & Bock, Berlin [M202533208] — 1 score 8p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 4 parts (16p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 4 min.

From the ballet score Wild swans, written for the Australian Ballet

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2007.

ISMN: 979-0-2025-3320-8

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