In 2013, at the invitation of conductor Jacob Narverud (Kansas City, USA), I arranged a movement from an earlier work entitled “Huge Earth (a three-movement work scored for massed choirs, orchestra, pipe organ and soloists)*. Scored for TTBB choir with piano accompaniment, the arrangement received its first performance at a concert entitled “Galaxies” presented by Amphion Male Vocal Ensemble, USA, conducted by Jacob Narverud, on 23rd March, 2013.
During the work, choristers sing of the awe-inspiring magnitude of the earth:
The huge earth, bigger than we can
possibly imagine, held together as if by
string or magic …
Grateful acknowledgement is made to poet Luke Davies and publisher Allen & Unwin for permission to set this text to music.
* About the original work: Huge Earth (a three-movement work for massed choirs, orchestra, pipe organ and soloists) draws upon a poem by Australian poet, Luke Davies. It was commissioned by St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney, Australia, for world premiere performance at Sydney Town Hall on 26th June, 2003. (To read more about the original work, click here…)