Moments of bliss : for large orchestra
by Brett Dean (2004)
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performed by MSO/Stenz, Markus
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Instrumentation: 4 flutes (4th doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 4 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling clarinet in E flat, 3rd doubling bass clarinet, 4th doubling contrabass clarinet), 3 bassoons (2nd doubling whirly tube, 3rd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), 2 harps, electric guitar, piano (doubling celesta), synthesiser, strings (188.8.131.52.8).
Duration: 25 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Contents note: 1. Hotel room (Awakening) -- 2. Heart of the matter -- 3. Knocking at the hellgate -- 4. Family secrets.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Markus Stenz and Alice Heiliger
Commission note: Commissioned by Symphony Australia.. Written as part of the Resident Artist/Composer Attachment Programme of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
This work signifies a first station on the long journey of writing my first full length opera based on 'Bliss', the first novel [by] Peter Carey.
Awarded 'Best Composition by an Australian Composer' at the 2005 APRA-Australian Music Centre Classical Music Awards.
Awards & Prizes
|2005||Classical Music Awards - Best Composition by an Australian Composer||Winner||Brett Dean|
- Inspired by: Literature & Poetry
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