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Song Celestial

for soprano, dancers and chamber ensemble

Year:  1985   ·  Duration:  20m
Instrumentation:  1011; 1000; perc.; piano, harp; strings

Year:  1985
Duration:  20m
Instrumentation  1011; 1000; perc.; piano, h...

Hugh Dixon

Composer:   Hugh Dixon


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Commissioned note

Commissioned by Wendy Dixon with funding assistance from Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand) and the New Zealand Composers Foundation

Contents note

Part 1: Invocation
Part 2: The Harper of Chao
Part 3: Music of the Spheres

Text note

Texts: From "A Treasury of Traditional Wisdom" – translations of ancient Arabian, Indian, Chinese and Persian verse.

Performance history

19 May 1988: Performance given by Val Deacon Dancers in New Plymouth in May 1988 with Wendy Dixon (soprano). Amateur video taken.