Instrumentation

3(all=picc).3(III=ca).3(III=bcl).3.cbsn – 4.4.3.1 – perc(3): glsp/crot/vib/t.bells/glass harmonica (or 4 wine glasses - 2 players)/wind chimes/cast/tam-t/BD – harp – pno – chorus (64 singers) – strings (16.14.12.10.8)

Availability

Score 0-571-53993-9 on sale, vocal score and parts for hire

Reviews

Harmonic spectra skew, are transmuted and straightened. The choir sings syllables, whistles, snaps their fingers, creating magical connotations. There is both a free harmonic imagination and plenty of solid tonal foundation. Hillborg has had a strong, sonorous vision and has given it musical substance. It could hardly be more beautiful, more seductive and fascinating - Sirens will surely prove to be one of 2010's major works.‘

SvD (Erik Wallrup), 26, July 2012

 

"...What a voyage! A very special night of extraordinary epic drama."

Culture Spot LA (Theodore Bell), 27 November, 2011

 

"...The main impression is simply an irresistibly gorgeous and sometimes weird soundscape that Ulysses must somehow resist."

Los Angeles Times (Mark Swed), 26 November, 2011

Sirens

repeat broadcast

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

Hannah Holgersson, Ida Falk Winland, BBC Symphony Orchestra, James Gaffigan

Sirens

recorded live on BBC Radio 3

Royal Albert Hall (London, United Kingdom)

Hannah Holgersson, Ida Falk Winland, BBC Symphony Orchestra, James Gaffigan

Sirens

live broadcast

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

Hannah Holgersson, Ida Falk Winland, BBC Symphony Orchestra, James Gaffigan

Sirens

In Tune - excerpt only

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

Ida Falk Winland, Hannah Holgersson, Radiokören, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen

Sirens

Konserthuset (Stockholm, Sweden)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Ida Falk Winland, Hannah Holgersson, Esa-Pekka Salonen