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Ruler of the Hive : for orchestra and narrator

by Melody Eötvös (2018)

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Work Details

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: Flute, piccolo, oboe, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat (doubling bass clarinet in B flat), bassoon (doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (1 player), harp, strings (, narrator.

Duration: 28 min.

Contents note: I. Emilia -- II. Beatrice -- III. Helena -- IV. Isabella -- V. Rosalind.

Commission note: Commissioned by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

First performance: by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Marko Letonja, Pamela Rabe at TSO: Faure Requiem & Melody Eötvös (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart) on 4 Aug 2018

Text taken from various Shakespeare plays: 'Emilia' from 'Othello', 'Beatrice' from 'Much Ado About Nothing', 'Helena' from 'All's Well That Ends Well', 'Isabella' from 'Measure for Measure' , and 'Rosalind' from 'As You Like It'.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2019 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Orchestral Finalist Melody Eötvös


Resonate article: 2019 Art Music Awards - what the judges said by Australian Music Centre

Performances of this work

4 Aug 2018: at TSO: Faure Requiem & Melody Eötvös (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Marko Letonja, Pamela Rabe.

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