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Ancient Immortal Spirit : for Mezzo-Soprano, Orchestra & Tape

by Constantine Koukias (2006)

Ancient Immortal Spirit


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Ancient Immortal Spirit : for Mezzo-Soprano, Orchestra and Tape / Constantine Koukias.

Library shelf no. 783.6754/KOU 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The Olympic Hymn first appeared at the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, Greece. The lyrics were written in Greek by Greece's national poet, Costis Palamas and set to music by Spirou Samara for the 1896 Games. The hymn was unofficial until 1957, when the International Olympic Committee formally adopted it.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, tape, piccolo, flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, piccolo trumpet, trumpet in B flat, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Symphony Australia for performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Maria Lurighi, Jean-Louis Forestier, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra — 23 Jul 04.

Performances of this work

23 Jul 04: featuring Maria Lurighi, Jean-Louis Forestier, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

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