*SULTANSONG op.561 (December 2005)

A song for three singers and piano
Published by: Highbridge Music Limited
Instrumentation: Tenor, soprano, mezzo-soprano, piano
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Note on Lyrics: Lyrics by Howard Blake
Duration: 5:30
First Performance: Istana Selangor (The Palace of Selangor), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the presence of The Sultan, by Choon Heng (tenor), Cindy Neap (soprano), Janet Lee(mezzo-soprano) and Howard Blake(piano)
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Notes

In December 2005 the composer was invited to visit Malaysia  by HRH Idris, The Sultan of Selangor. in order to give a recital of his piano music. Whilst there he was also invited to an informal concert given by the Sultan's gamelan orchestra and  he joined in performing with them.  'Sultansong' was written as a present for the Sultan's 60th birthday and performed in his presence at the Istana Palace.

An extended version of 'Sultansong' for voices, piano and gamelan orchestra was also created by the composer but was discarded and has remained unperformed. (see 561a)

Performances

17th December 2005 Choon Heng (tenor), Cindy Neap (soprano), Janet Lee(mezzo-soprano),Howard Blake(piano), Istana Selangor (The Palace of Selangor), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the presence of HRH The Sultan of Selangor on the occasion of his 60th Birthday

First performance

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I meet HRH Sultan Idris of Selangor and enjoy an amazing trip to Kuala Lumpur (2005)

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