Victoria Borisova-Ollas: The Kingdom of Silence

Victoria Borisova-Ollas The Kingdom of Silence
The Kingdom of Silence

Victoria Borisova-Ollas: The Kingdom of Silence

Year of composition:
2003
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Victoria Borisova-Ollas
Instrumentation:
3 3 4 4 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, pno, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+alto fl)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon
contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
tuba
timpani
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
harp
piano (+cel)
violin I
violin II
violin III
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Commission:
Commissioned by Gothenburg Art Sounds (GAS) Festival 2003 an Rikskonserter, Sweden.
Duration:
15’
Dedication:
In memoriam of Nikolai Korndorf
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Work introduction

The mysterious country where we all should go to after our lifetime has many different names, The Kingdom of Silence is one of them. The composition starts as a lullaby where glockenspiel and celesta play a rather simple melody, wrapped in the "echo" of string instruments. Gradually we are sinking into a dream. Different scenes are appearing in a succession, sometimes linked to each other by the same tempi or divided by the sudden change of mood. With the return of the "lullaby", a long chain of events is finished. But the dream itself - does it ever end?

The Kingdom of Silence is written in memoriam of Nikolai Korndorf (1947 - 2001), an extraordinary personality among his generation of Russian composers.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas

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The Kingdom of Silence

Victoria Borisova-Ollas: The Kingdom of Silence

full score
for orchestra , 15’
Instr.: 3 3 4 4 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, pno, str

The Kingdom of Silence

Victoria Borisova-Ollas: The Kingdom of Silence

study score
for orchestra , 15’
Instr.: 3 3 4 4 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, pno, str

World première

Location:
Gothenburg
Date:
16.10.2003
Orchestra:
Göteborgs Symfoniker
Conductor:
Peter Eötvös

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