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Fire : from Rugby Music

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2003)

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Performance by Lyn Williams, Sydney Symphony from the CD Elena Kats-Chernin. Vol. 7.

Elena Kats-Chernin. Vol. 7.


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Elena Kats-Chernin. Vol. 7.

Library shelf no. CD 1183 [On loan]



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Fire : for orchestra / Elena Kats-Chernin.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/KAT 7 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This piece was written for the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup in Sydney in October 2003. The brief was to write for a Dance of the "Fire Trees" and the organizers asked for a 3 -minute rhythmic and dramatic piece. It was played by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lyn Williams, who was the musical director of the whole event.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 3 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, piano, strings.

Duration: 3 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Rugby World Cup 2003.

First performance: by Lyn Williams, Sydney Symphony — 10 Oct 03. At the Rugby World Cup 2003 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, Sydney.

Can be performed together with 'Lotus'.

Performances of this work

10 Oct 03: At the Rugby World Cup 2003 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, Sydney.. Featuring Lyn Williams, Sydney Symphony.

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