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Music for Symphony Orchestra

1. Festival Celebration Music (2000)

RUSSA NOVA PUBLISHERS (ASCAP)

Commission and premiered by the Las Vegas Music Festival

Orchestra, George Stelluto, conductor

"Festival Celebration Music" was commissioned by the 2000 Las Vegas Music Festival. This piece is scored for full orchestral brass and percussion. The music has a celebratory and energetic sound, written in a distinctive Slavic style. It depicts a celebration gathering at the old Slavic Country Fair (Yármarka) which features handmade crafts, music, foods, and one of the most important element of it a "skomorokhs" , which is an East Slavic harlequins, i.e. actors, who could also sing, dance, play musical instruments and compose most of the scores for their oral/musical and dramatic performances. Dressed in masks and costumes, they entertained to the sounds of these traditional instruments: domra, balalaika, gudok, bagpipes and tambourine. An energetic theme after a short introduction depicts the performance of the "skomorokhs" in which they engaging with the spectators to draw them into their play. A short transition brings us to a Tuba Solo with a Tambourine accompaniment. This theme represents a dance of the circus bear, one of the very old entertainment tradition. A big brown bear trained to move rhythmically to music. This part of the act always gets a large crowd. The celebration at the fair is getting more and more exciting: acrobats, games, beautiful costumes, and dainties continue building towards the last section of the Fanfare, a Hymn which magnifies the beautiful countryside with its colorful landscapes and deep expansive lakes.

Festival Celebration MusicElena Roussanova
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2. Moments of Arrival (2010) RUSSA NOVA PUBLISHERS (ASCAP)

 

I. Moving Forward

II. Reflection

III. The Moment of Arrival

 

Recorded by The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Julius Williams, conductor

 

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3. The Great Chaplin (2014) RUSSA NOVA PUBLISHERS (ASCAP)

  1. Just Kidding Around

  2. Sometimes Sad

III. Lights! Camera! Action!

 

First performed September 26, 2014, Julius Williams, conductor; the Great Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow Russia

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American premier May 21, 2017, by The Omaha Symphony, Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Witherspoon Concert Hall, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE 

01 The Great Chaplin I. _Just Kidding ArElena Roussanova
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02 The Great Chaplin II. _Sometimes Sad_Elena Roussanova
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03 The Great Chaplin III. _Lights! CamerElena Roussanova
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4. Legend of Babylon (2000) RUSSA NOVA PUBLISHERS (ASCAP)

First performed December 3, 2003, by the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Fedoseyev,

conductor; the Great Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow Russia

 

Excerpts:

01 The Legend of BabylonElena Roussanova
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5. Pictures at an American Exhibition (2001)

Suite for Chamber Orchestra

RUSSA NOVA PUBLISHERS (ASCAP)

Commission and premiered by the Las Vegas Music Festival Orchestra, George Stelluto, conductor

  1. Georgia O’Keeffe “The white trumpet flower”

II.   Norman Rockwell  “The Gossips”

III.  Andy Warhol “Mechanical Reproduction”

IV.  Albert Bierstad “Sierra Nevada in California”

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White trumpet flower Elena Roussanova
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The GossipsElena Roussanova
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Mechanical Reproduction Elena Roussanova
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Sierra Nevada Elena Roussanova
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6. Tatarian Dances (2007)

Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

I. Sabantui - Spring Dance 

II. Sarman River

III. Harvest Dance

IV. Wedding Dance

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