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Title: Anya 17 : conception, collaboration and realisation
Author: Gorb, Adam John
ISNI:       0000 0004 2731 8932
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2013
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I consider my one act opera Anya 17 to be a summation of my compositional work so far, as well as a new direction in my output. It brings together my concerns with drama, musical structure and collaboration, and the issues of writing an operatic work in the present century. The opera, which lasts just under 70 minutes is the main work of this thesis, was written with the librettist Ben Kaye and is set in the present day. The subject of Anya 17 is drawn from films dealing with sex trafficking between Eastern and Western Europe. As well as an analysis of the work I have outlined the practical issues of writing an opera from start to finish. A short piece Dancing in the Ghetto is also included, as this provided a good deal of the material for the opera as well as giving an example of writing on a smaller scale. I have included another large scale work, an oratorio for chorus and Wind Ensemble Eternal Voices, also in collaboration with Ben Kaye, and also dealing with a contemporary issue; that of War in the 21st century.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: M Music