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Dances from Giselle and the Wraith Queen : orchestra

by Christopher Gordon (2015, this version: 2018)

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Dances from Giselle and the Wraith Queen : suite score / Christopher Gordon.

Library shelf no. 784.21556/GOR 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Nine dances, including the clan dances, a pas de deux, and the finale, extracted from the ballet which is a retelling of the Giselle story.

Work Details

Year: 2015, this version: 2018

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in B flat (2nd & 3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani/cymbals/3 temple bowls, percussion (6 players), piano, celeste, harp, gayageum (25 string, or keyboard sampler, or harp 2), strings (minimum 12.10.8.6.5).

Duration: 34 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Dance of Substance and Illusion -- Dance of Impulse and Caution -- Dance of Love and Immersion -- Dance of Guilt and Elation -- Dance of Convergence and Suspicion -- Dance of Threat and Possession -- Dances of Affinity and Celebration -- Dance of Commitment and Assumption -- Dance of Apotheosis and Isolation.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Graeme Murphy

Commission note: Commissioned by Universal Ballet, South Korea

First performance: by Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, Mikhail Granovsky, Universal Ballet — 13 Jun 15. Seoul Arts Centre Opera Theatre, South Korea

This suite created in 2018.

Performances of this work

13 Jun 15: Seoul Arts Centre Opera Theatre, South Korea. Featuring Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, Mikhail Granovsky, Universal Ballet.

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