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Vine: Mythologia / Welch, Sydney Gay And Lesbian Choir

Release Date: 08/28/2001 
Label:  Tall Poppies   Catalog #: 149   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Vine
Conductor:  Jonathon Welch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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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 Read more 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

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Mythologia by Carl Vine
Conductor:  Jonathon Welch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  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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