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Deep sea dreaming (treble choir with full orchestra)

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2000)

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From the CD Works for orchestra. Vol. 4

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Sydney 2000, the Games of the XXVII Olympiad

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Deep sea dreaming / Elena Kats-Chernin

Library shelf no. Q 782.754/KAT 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: 3-part children's choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, piano, strings.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG), for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, Sydney 2000.

First performance: by Sydney Children's Choir, Sydney Symphony, Simone Young — 2000. Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, Sydney.

The text of the piece is made up of mostly nonsense syllables sourced from Russian words to do with sea creatures, those words then split up and used in reverse.


Article: Knowing the score
© John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Canberra Times, 27 October 2007, pp22

Performances of this work

8 Jul 2010: at Festival of Voices - Opening Night Concert (St David's Cathedral, Hobart). Featuring Gondwana Voices.

2000: Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, Sydney.. Featuring Sydney Children's Choir, Sydney Symphony, Simone Young.

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