The flying dream : for narrator, treble voices and orchestra
by Michael Leunig, Paul Stanhope and Paul Stanhope (2007)
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Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 French horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (5 players), harp, piano/celesta, 2 treble voice choirs (SSAA and SA), narrator, strings.
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Moderate difficulty for choirs, professional orchestra
This piece was originally written as music for the opening ceremony of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, and was the first movement of a piece called Boy on the Bay. It was subsequently revised for performance in this concert version for Festival 500 in Newfoundland, Canada in June 2007 .
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