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Matthew Orlovich | Australian Composer

G’day! I am a freelance composer based in Sydney, Australia.
I compose music for solo instrumentalists, large and small ensembles, choirs, bands and orchestras.

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 Score sample – Sonnet to the Comet of 1825 (Title Page).THE WILLGOSS CHORAL COMPOSITION PRIZE UNSW

Sonnet, to the Comet of 1825 (for a cappella SATB choir) has been awarded the inaugural Willgoss Choral Composition Prize, generously donated by Richard and Sue Willgoss in association with the University of NSW Music Performance Unit.

Composed during the summer of 2016–2017, the new work is an 8-part choir setting of a poem by Rev. Dr John Dunmore Lang (1799 – 1878). Penned in 1825 while on a voyage from England to Australia aboard the “Medway”, Dunmore Lang’s poem powerfully evokes the sight of a bright comet whose fiery tail, as far as its blaze extends, sweeps the stars and proclaims “th’Almighty’s reign.” The score will receive its world premiere performance at a concert of the Burgundian Consort in September, 2017 at Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW, Kensington, NSW, Australia. (read more…)

What’s On

flag-of-AustraliaSEPTEMBER, 2017

Sonnet, to the Comet of 1825 (for a cappella SATB choir) – 
World Premiere

Performers: The Burgundian Consort
Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW, Kensington, NSW, Australia.

flag-of-AustraliaSUNDAY 30 JULY 2017 (3:00PM)

Slipstream (for Saxophone Quartet)

Performers: Nexas Saxophone Quartet.
Venue: Free Concert @ Queens Park, Australian Festival of Chamber Music (Townsville, QLD).

4 – 8 JULY 2017

Nativity (for a cappella SATB choir)

Performers: Swensk Ton (Germany)
Venue: North Germany Tour (Güstrow, Waren/Müritz, Münster, Schwerin).
DetailsClick here

flag-of-AustraliaSUNDAY 18 JUNE 2017

Tides of Ocean (for SATB choir)

Performers: Australian Boys Choir & The Vocal Consort, dir. Noel Ancell.
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre, Hawthorn VIC, 3122, Australia.

flag-of-AustraliaSATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017

My Nurse and I (for SATB choir)

Performers: Australian Combined Schools Music Festival Choir, dir. Sam Allchurch.
Venue: Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
Tickets: http://acsmf.com


Slipstream (for Saxophone Quartet)

Performers: MP Quartet (E. Dalmaso, S. Azzolini, M. Grott & S. Dalcastagnè).
Venue: Associazione Culturale MotoContrario: Contrasti Festival 2017 – Sala Conferenze Caritro, Trento, Italia.

24 JAN – 4 FEB 2017

Butterflies Dance (for SATB choir)

Performers: Gondwana Chorale, directed by Paul Holley.
Venue: US Tour California – Washington D.C. – Philadelphia – New York – Massachusetts.


Whirled Music (for Bb clarinet and harp)

Performers: Duo Imaginaire (John Corbett & Simone Seiler)
Venue: Lehrer Stadthalle, Germany.
Program: Featuring Debussy, Bellini, Rossini, De Falla & Orlovich.

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This month’s featured YouTube performers: Gondwana Chorale, Anna Stepanova & Iren Seleljo and Choirs of St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane!

Butterflies Dance (for a cappella SATB choir)
Gondwana Chorale, conducted by Paul Holley.

Crazy Logic (for alto sax & piano)
Anna Stepanova (sax) & Iren Seleljo (piano).

Nativity (for a cappella SATB choir)
Choirs of St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, QLD.