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The alchemical wedding : for 22 instruments

by Liza Lim (1996)

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Performance by Dominique My, Elision Ensemble, Ensemble Modern

heart's ear

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The heart's ear / Liza Lim.

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alchemical wedding


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The alchemical wedding : for 22 instruments / Liza Lim

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Work Details

Year: 1996

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (doubling piccolo), oboe, cor anglais, E flat clarinet, B flat clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, contra-bassoon (doubling bassoon), horn, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, harp, angklung (also playing small Chinese 'monkey' drum), percussion (1 player), er-hu (Chinese violin), 2 violins, 3 cellos.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Elision Ensemble, Ensemble Modern

Commission note: Commissioned by Ensemble Modern, Elision Ensemble.. Written as part of the activities of the 1996 Young Australian Creative Fellowship.

First performance: by Ensemble Modern, Elision Ensemble — 30 Oct 96. Melbourne International Festival


Performances of this work

7 Oct 2018: at Lim Portrait Concert (Melba Hall). Featuring Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Timothy Phillips.

30 Oct 96: Melbourne International Festival. Featuring Dominique My, Elision Ensemble, Ensemble Modern.

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