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Inventing Elena


Inventing Elena : the music of Elena Kats-Chernin / music resource kit by Mark Grandison

  • 1 teacher's booklet (83 p. ; 30 cm.) + 1 sound disc (CD) + 1 score extract
  • Published by Australian Music Centre — 2010
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Australian Artists Analysed in this Kit

Eliza aria (2002) by Elena Kats-Chernin
Re-inventions (2004) by Elena Kats-Chernin
Butterflying (2003) by Elena Kats-Chernin
Blue silence (2006) by Elena Kats-Chernin
Pink breasted robin (2006) by Elena Kats-Chernin
 Elena Kats-Chernin

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This kit is designed to enhance the aural and musicological skills of both secondary and tertiary music students. The kit includes an 82-page booklet including background information, score excerpts and activities for students, and a CD of Kats-Chernin's compositions, performed by Kats-Chernin and Sydney Omega Ensemble. Five works have been selected for close analysis and of these, Re-Inventions is the main focus of the kit. Improvisation activities and classroom-styled arrangements are also provided to enable a practical exposure to the compositions. Produced by the Australian Music Centre under license from the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.

Contents note: Teacher's resource kit booklet (including score samples) -- CD of Kats-Chernin’s compositions, performed by Kats-Chernin and Sydney Omega Ensemble -- Score extract, Re-Inventions for recorder and string quartet, Movements 1-3.

ISBN for Teacher's booklet: 0-909168-72-8

Covers works 'Re-inventions', 'Blue silence' (cello & piano), 'Eliza aria' (string quartet version), 'Pink breasted robin in silvery light' (clarinet, cello & piano), and 'Butterflying' (piano version). Includes introductory essays, transcript of interview with the composer, and musicology/aural tasks for senior secondary school students.

Kit commissioned by Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (Penrith, NSW)

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