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Wild swans suite (soprano with full orchestra)

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2004)

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Performance by Jane Sheldon, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Ola Rudner

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Work Details

Year: 2004

Instrumentation: Soprano, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet), alto saxophone, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, percussion (2 players), harp, piano (doubling celeste), strings.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Green leaf -- 2. Eliza aria -- 3. Brothers -- 4. Wicked witch -- 5. Magic spell tango -- 6. Good fairy -- 7. Knitting needles -- 8. Darkness in the forest -- 9. Eliza and the prince -- 10. Glow worms -- 11. Mute princess -- 12. Transformation.

Commission note: Commissioned by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Based on the original score for the ballet Wild swans.


Performances of this work

26 Nov 2017: at The Nightingale (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Southern Cross Soloists.

12 Jan 2016: at Recital: Sally Walker - Flute, Reinhold Puri-Jobi - PIano (Concert Hall, Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama, and Dance). Featuring Sally Walker, Reinhold Puri-Jobi.

8 Aug 2015: at Sally Walker, Jonathan Henderson and Peter Guy in Recital (Christ Church Cathedral (Newcastle NSW)). Featuring Sally Walker.

19 Jul 2015: at Wild Swans (Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room). Featuring John Martin, Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich.

5 Oct 2014: at Wild Swans (ABC Studios, Ultimo). Featuring Amanda Muggleton, Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich, John Martin.

27 Sep 2014: at Wild Swans (Italian Forum Cultural Centre). Featuring Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich, John Martin.

12 Apr 2014: at TSO: Beethoven & Kats-Chernin & Yu (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Katie Noonan, Benjamin Northey.

10 Apr 2014: at TSO: Beethoven & Kats-Chernin & Yu (Princess Theatre, Launceston). Featuring Katie Noonan, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey.

23 Nov 2013: at Voices in the Forest (National Arboretum Canberra).

3 May 2013: at QSO: Wild Swans (QSO Studio South Bank). Featuring Benjamin Northey, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Milica Ilic.

18 Aug 2012: at Bangalow Festival: Australian Dreams (A & I Hall). Featuring Sarah-Grace Williams, Katie Noonan.

20 Sep 2009: at SBS Youth Orchestra (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring SBS Youth Orchestra, Simone Easthope.

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