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Butterflying

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2003)

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Butterflying : for string quartet / Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Between worlds : music for saxophone & strings / Nick Russoniello and the Acacia Quartet.

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Butterflying : piano music by Elena Kats-Chernin / Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Butterflying : for piano trio / Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Butterflying : for piano trio / Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Butterflying : for Bb soprano saxophone and string quartet / Elena Kats-Chernin ; arranged by Nick Russoniello.

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Butterflying : for children's choir and piano / music by Elena Kats-Chernin ; words by Chris Latham.

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Butterflying : for viola and piano / Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Works by Elena Kats-Chernin, Annie Kwok, Christopher Willcock and Richard Mills.

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Work Overview

Originally a song for children about flying in one's dreams, this lyrical piece tries never to touch the ground. The work was used in the 2003 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony in a version for full orchestra. The origianl text by Christopher Latham refers to 'a fanciful and exhilarating flight'.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Duration: 4-5 min.

Performances of this work

24 Apr 2021: at Butterflying (St Mary's Kangaroo Point (Brisbane)). Featuring Francis Atkins, Julia Hill.

7 Apr 2021: at Composed by Her (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Gintaute Gataveckaite.

2 Aug 2020: at Tamara-Anna Cislowska & Elena Kats-Chernin (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Elena Kats-Chernin, Tamara Anna Cislowska.

31 Mar 2019: at Streeton Trio (The Independent Theatre). Featuring Streeton Trio.

14 Jun 2018: at Sydney Children's Choir: Eternal Voices (City Recital Hall). Featuring Sally Whitwell, Lyn Williams, Sydney Children's Choir.

26 Aug 2017: at Chamber Music Gala (Flame Hill Vineyard).

1 Jul 2017: at Bilby's Bluegum Melodies (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

30 Jun 2017: at Bilby's Bluegum Melodies (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

29 Jun 2017: at Bilby's Bluegum Melodies (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

15 May 2016: at ACACIA QUARTET present Blue Silence - string miniatures by Elena Kats-Chernin (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

6 Dec 2015: at Hansel and Gretel (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring John Martin, Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich.

31 Aug 2014: at Between Worlds (Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

28 Aug 2014: at Between Worlds (Australian Hall). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

2 Aug 2014: at The Gypsy, The Ghost & Other Tales (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Streeton Trio.

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