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Spell of creation : for soprano and baritone solos, semichorus, double choir and orchestra

by Nigel Butterley (2000)

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Performance by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra from the CD Spell of creation

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Spell of creation / Nigel Butterley.

Library shelf no. CD 829 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: Soprano solo, baritone solo, semichorus (SSATBB), double choir (SATBSATB), 2 flutes (both doubling piccolo), alto flute (doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet), bassoon, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percussion (3 players), harp, strings.

Duration: 44 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Contents note: In 5 movements.

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra — 9 Jun 01. Sydney Opera House

Texts by: Kathleen Raine, Hildegard of Bingen, Henry Vaughan, Julian of Norwich and from the Book of Baal and the Taittiriya Brahmana.

Winner of Paul Lowin Award for orchestral work, 2001.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2001 Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize Winner Nigel Butterley

Performances of this work

9 Jun 01: Sydney Opera House. Featuring Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra.

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