The Trillion souls (full orchestra with choir)
by Gordon Hamilton (2015)
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A choral symphony for marriage equality. Based on a poem by Andy West, this work quotes important themes from Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
Instrumentation: Choir (with SATB soloists), 2 flutes (doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion (2 players), harp, timpani, synthesiser, strings.
Duration: 25 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Gordon Hamilton discusses The Trillion Souls
Composer Gordon Hamilton discusses his new work 'The Trillion Souls' which is dedicated to pioneering mathematician Alan Turing. This composition was inspired by BBC reporter Andy West’s poem of the same title.
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