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Composition
November 2009

Wonder: A Scientific Oratorio

Williams, A E 2009, 'Wonder: A Scientific Oratorio', an oratorio for choir, orchestra and soloists, performed by BBC Philharmonic, BBC Singers and Salford Choral Society, cond. Tecwyn Evans, Salford, UK.

Abstract

Wonder: A Scientific Oratorio is a large scale work of 45 minutes beased on secientific understanding of the formation of the universe. Astronomers from Jodrell Bank and University College London advised on the libretto, and the work depicts in an accurate way as possible seven astrophysical themes from the big bang to life on earth. Premiered November 27th and 28th, Maxwell Hall Salford. Orchestral interludes (Distant Airs) recorded and broadcast seperately 25th November, Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, cond. Tecwyn Evans

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Publication Details

Composition Type
an oratorio for choir, orchestra and soloists.

Publisher/Distributor
performed by BBC Philharmonic, BBC Singers and Salford Choral Society, cond. Tecwyn Evans
Salford, UK.