Notes and Editorial Reviews
Carl Vine writes: "When Graeme Murphy, Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company, first approached me to work on Mythologia, the brief was concise: a full-length dance work featuring the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir singing text, possibly in ancient Greek, and ideally related in some way to the Olympic Games. After some months of research into Greek mythology I was ready to concede defeat until by chance, I met Dr. Suzanne MacAlister, Senior Lecturer in ancient Greek at the University of Sydney. Together we quickly came up with the idea of making the entire work an "Olympic Ode" fashioned after Pindar. His victory odes were commissioned by victors from one of the ancient games in Delphi, Nemea, Isthmus of Corinth or Olympia. They were then
sung by a choir of men and boys at a celebratory occasion to honor the victor. It is in these choral tributes that Pindar names the great god-hero Hercules, as the founder of the Olympic Games and as the ultimate champion to which all others aspire. Our own mythological ode presents Hercules himself as both champion and main subject. Like Pindar, Hercules' exploits are sung by a choir, and like Pindar we digress into other myths and tales linked directly or indirectly to the hero." Read less
Works on This Recording
Mythologia by Carl Vine
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir
Period: 20th Century
Length: 48 Minutes 58 Secs.
Notes: The instrumental parts of this selection were created on a Macintosh computer.
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