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Symphony no. 2 (soprano with full orchestra)

by Ross Edwards (1997)

Also known as: Earth spirit songs

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Symphony no. 2 : earth spirit songs : piano reduction / Ross Edwards

Library shelf no. 783.6654/EDW 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1997

Instrumentation: Soprano, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, piano, timpani, percussion (3 players), strings.

Duration: 25 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Contents note: I. Invocation and dance of the Holy Spirit -- II. The lost man (text by Judith Wright) -- III. Dance-song to the Earth Mother (text by Hildegard von Bingen).

Dedication note: For Renata

Written for: Yvonne Kenny, Sydney Symphony

Commission note: Commissioned by Andrew Kaldor.. Commissioned by Andrew Kaldor as a special gift for Renata

First performance: by David Zinman, Yvonne Kenny, Sydney Symphony — 21 Aug 98. Sydney Opera House

Sources for text: Plainsong, Judith Wright and Hildegard von Bingen.

Manuscript at Mitchell Library, Sydney.


Performances of this work

5 Jul 2018: at SSO: Rachmaninoff, Edwards (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Julian Kuerti, Celeste Lazarenko, Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

4 Jul 2018: at SSO: Rachmaninoff, Edwards (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Celeste Lazarenko, Julian Kuerti.

21 Aug 98: Sydney Opera House. Featuring David Zinman, Sydney Symphony, Yvonne Kenny.

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