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Mao's last dancer : suite

by Christopher Gordon (2008, this version: 2009)

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Performance by Royal Australian Navy Band, Sydney, Steven Stanke from the CD Spirit of Place

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Mao's last dancer : soundtrack / music composed and conducted by Christopher Gordon

Version: This product features the Full orchestra with chamber ensemble version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 2078 [Available for loan]

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Mao's last dancer : suite / Christopher Gordon

Library shelf no. Q 784.2185/GOR 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2008, this version: 2009

Instrumentation: Piccolo/flute 3, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling piccolo clarinet in E flat), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3-4 players), piano, 2 harps, strings.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Becoming a dancer -- 2. Dance of longing -- 3. Madam's model ballet -- 4. Pas de Deux -- 5. Break up and reunion -- 6. Village dance and finale.

First performance: by Queensland Orchestra, Marc Taddei — 1 May 09. City Hall, Brisbane

An orchestral suite for concert performance of the score to the motion picture Mao's Last Dancer, arranged by the composer.


Performances of this work

1 May 09: City Hall, Brisbane. Featuring Queensland Orchestra, Marc Taddei.

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