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The flying dream : for narrator, treble voices and orchestra

by Michael Leunig, Paul Stanhope and Paul Stanhope (2007)

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Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Gondwana Voices, Lyn Williams from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

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Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 French horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (5 players), harp, piano/celesta, 2 treble voice choirs (SSAA and SA), narrator, strings.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Moderate difficulty for choirs, professional orchestra

First performance: by Lyn Williams, Festival 500 choirs and orchestra — 6 Jul 07. Festival 500, St Johns, Newfoundland. Canada

This piece was originally written as music for the opening ceremony of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, and was the first movement of a piece called Boy on the Bay. It was subsequently revised for performance in this concert version for Festival 500 in Newfoundland, Canada in June 2007 .

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6 Jul 07: Festival 500, St Johns, Newfoundland. Canada. Featuring Lyn Williams, Festival 500 choirs and orchestra.

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