MultiMusic Canada for the New Millennium
instrumental theatre for orchestra, mixed chorus, and multimedia; preceded by the composer’s description of the work

Maya Badian
Compositeur
Maya Badian
Date de composition : 1999
Durée: 00:21:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), With Full Orchestra

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation no. 1:
  • 1 x Électronique - autre
  • 1 x Chœur mixte
  • 1 x Grand orchestre
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Notes de programme :
Quote from, ”Maya Badian, Her Life and Her Music: A Privilege to Soar” by Popovici, Fred, published by Pro Ars Publications, Ottawa, Canada, 2010:
MULTIMUSIC CANADA FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM: Instrumental Theatre for Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, and Multimedia is dedicated to the Canadian multiculturalism, and is structured in six modules: 1. Genesis; 2. Indigenos; 3. Francophonos; 4. Anglophonos; 5. Canada Altogether; 6. Celebrations.

MULTIMUSIC CANADA FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM is one of those musical projects and achievements that surpass the simple goal of a pure sounding idea. Without being a musical allegory, or a manifesto, it reflects a large collection of spiritual interpretations of so very different cultures: First Nations, French Canadians, English Canadians, and New Canadians. This work stands proudly with the most ambitious projects coming from the last gestures of postmodernism and leading to a premonition of what should be the artistic projects in the globalization of the Third Millennium, symbolizing peace between all peoples.

Orchestration: Woodwinds - 2 flutes. (2nd also picc.); 2 oboes; 2 clarinets in B-flat; 2 bassoons – performers are on each side of the stage, in front of Percussion I and of Percussion III, respectively. Brass - 4 horns in F; 3 trumpets in C; 3 trombones; tuba - performers are in front of Percussion II. Percussion I - 3 bongos; 4 tom-toms; 3 wood-blocks; snare-drum. Percussion II - maracas; 2 ratchets; 3 temple-blocks; 2 bells; bass-drum; cymbals. Percussion III - 3 timpani; 2 gongs; hi-hat; snare-drum; 2 bells. Each of the percussion instruments’ three groups occupies one point of a suggested isosceles triangle. Strings - violin I; violin II; viola; cello; double-bass - performers suggest a semi-circle corresponding to the Choir’s semi-circle. Choir - S. A. T. B. - the singers freely move within the given space. The singers will wear four types of costumes: Native (Module II, Indigenos); Francophone (Module III, Francophonos); Anglophone (Module IV, Anglophonos); dress up for a great festival (Module VI, Celebrations).

Multimedia: In her composition, Maya Badian makes use of the media offered to the contemporary composer by the contemporary epoch in a very personal and skillful way.
The composition is ready to be modified by the use of various media: lights, graphic slides, videos, special sounds, or tapes, in accordance to the different occasions of its performances. The costumes will be chosen as per the requirements of each module.”

“With Multimusic Canada for the New Millennium, placed on a stage in the traditional concert hall, I tried to crystallize the amazing “cornucopia” of sung expressions that we share in Canada.” - Maya Badian.


INFOS SUR LE CATALOGUE :

  • Cote:
  • MV 6400 B136mm
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), With Full Orchestra
  • Date d'acquisition :
  • November 12, 2001
  • Type:
  • Partition, inédite
  • Description physique :
  • 1 score (104 p.);
    104 pages
    Hauteur: 30 cm
    Largeur: 23 cm
  • Renseignements supplémentaires :
  • Chorus (SATB),2(picc)222/4331/timp, perc(3)/strings(24,8,7,5).

    There are 2 other versions of this work available through the CMC:
    1. Orchestra only, 1999, 21 minutes
    2. Orchestra with optional multimedia, 2000, 14 minutes

    I. Genesis -- II. Indigenous -- III. Francophonos -- IV. Anglophonos -- V. Canada altogether -- VI. Celebration.
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