Dawn mantras (multiple choirs with ensemble)
by Ross Edwards (1999)
Also known as: Breath of the spirit
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Instrumentation: Child soprano soloist, children's choir, TB choir, didjeridu, shakuhachi (or alto flute, clarinet or recorder), saxophone (tenor or alto, or clarinet, cor anglais or bassoon), percussion (2 players).
Duration: 8 min.
First performance: by Ellena Baroni, Riley Lee, Sandy Evans, Matthew Doyle, Sydney Children's Choir, Lyn Williams, Sydney Chamber Choir, Nicholas Routley — 1 Jan 00. On the sails of the Sydney Opera House at sunrise on the first day of the new millenium.
Composed especially for the dawn performance which took place on the sails of the Sydney Opera House at sunrise on the first day of the new millennium and was telecast live to an estimated audience of two billion people around the world. Its simple message is expressed in languages of the Asia-Pacific region and its musical resources reflect Australia's cultural diversity.
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Ross Edwards's "Dawn Mantr"a [image montage with performance]
Performances of this work
22 Sep 2012: at Dawn Mantra (Kings Beach Stage).
1 Jan 00: On the sails of the Sydney Opera House at sunrise on the first day of the new millenium.. Featuring Sydney Children's Choir, Sandy Evans, Riley Lee, Ellena Baroni, Lyn Williams, Nicholas Routley, Sydney Chamber Choir, Matthew Doyle.
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