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Symphony no. 4

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Symphony no. 4 : Star chant, for chorus & orchestra / Ross Edwards

Also known as: Star chant

by Ross Edwards (2001)

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  • Instrumentation: 3 flutes (each doubling piccolo, 3rd doubling alto flute), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets (2nd doubling piccolo clarinet in E flat, 3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, percussion (3 players), 2 pianos, harp, strings, SATB choir, tape (pre-recorded pianos, vibraphone and glockenspiel).
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    Performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus from the CD Star chant


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Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (96p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 33 mins

Dedicated to Helen Edwards

Commission info: Commissioned jointly by Symphony Australia and the Adelaide Festival of the Arts for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, with assistance from the Australia Council

First performance by Richard Mills, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus — 8 Mar 02. Adelaide Town Hall

Includes programme note by composer, "The astronomy of Star Chant" by Fred Watson, and song text.

Text by Fred Watson.

[Star Chant] pays tribute to Aboriginal culture by linking the conventional Western names of stars and constellations with their equivalents from the Dreamtime stories of many different indigenous peoples.

Winner of the 2008 APRA/Australian Music Centre Vocal/Choral Work of the Year award.

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- Program note: Ross Edwards' "Symphony No. 4"
by Ross Edwards
Source: the score of this work

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