Project Description

Composer’s Note

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.

Matthew Orlovich,
Composer.

* 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…)

Score Sample

Score sample: Huge Earth (2013).

“Huge Earth – Mv. 1”
(for TTBB choir & piano)

TITLE:
Huge Earth – Mv. 1

DATE OF COMPOSITION:
2003 / Arr. 2013

SCORED FOR:
TTBB choir & piano

TEXT BY:
Luke Davies

DURATION:
c. 3 minutes

WORLD PREMIERE:
23rd March, 2013: Performed by Amphion Male Vocal Ensemble with Robert Pherifo (piano), conducted by Jacob Narverud @ Cathedral of St Peter, 409 North 15th Street, Kansas City, KS, USA.

PUBLISHER:
Matthew Orlovich

ISMN:
To be assigned

If you would like more information about this score, feel free to email me.
I look forward to hearing from you!