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Starbirth and Supernova : symphonic wind band

by Me-Lee Hay (2015)

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Performance by Adelaide Wind Orchestra from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.

Library shelf no. CD 3107 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

These are 2 pieces from the Museums Victoria 360 planetary dome documentary entitled "Starlight" narrated by Sigrid Thornton. Starlight is told through the eyes of Margaret, as she steps back in time to relive childhood fears of the dark that awoke her curiosity about the night sky. Join Margaret as she takes you on an out-of-this-world journey to discover constellations and ancient cultures, the birth and death of a star and the inner workings of our Sun.

Starlight features stunning fulldome visualisations of being inside a supernova explosion and drifting through a stellar nursery, a rich gaseous nebula that is collapsing into stars.

Starlight shows regularly at Museums Victoria https://museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/whats-on/starlight/

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 3 clarinets in B flat, alto clarinet in E flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 3 tenor trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, 2 tubas, double bass, percussion (6 players), keyboard/celesta, keyboard/harp, timpani.

Commission note: Arranged for the Adelaide Wind Orchestra

First performance: by Adelaide Wind Orchestra at Blockbusters - a night of film music (Concordia College Chapel) on 22 Feb 2019

This piece is part of the full documentary Starlight which won Runner Up at the Full Fiske Dome Festival 2015.
Originally composed for full symphonic orchestra which is what is heard on the documentary.

Orchestrated by Gregory Peterson.

From the documentary 'Starlight' produced by Museums Victoria.


Performances of this work

22 Feb 2019: at Blockbusters - a night of film music (Concordia College Chapel). Featuring Adelaide Wind Orchestra.

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