Project Description

Composer’s Note

Hurly Burly (for Bb soprano saxophone and piano) was commissioned in 2015 by Australian saxophonist, Simon Watts. It received its world premiere performance on Thursday 19th November, 2015 performed by Simon Watts (soprano saxophone) and David Howie (piano) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

The work received its US premiere at the 2016 Hot Air Music Festival, held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, California, performed by Timothy Roberts (soprano saxophone) and Matthew Orlovich (piano).

The score comprises three movements. The first and third movements are the more illustrative of the work’s title with urgent rhythms and highly chromatic melodic lines creating a highly energised mood.

The middle movement, marked ‘Reverberant’, steals us away to a place of relative tranquility. Here, the saxophone and piano intermingle in an atmosphere of echoes and windchime-like figurations.

I extend thanks to my friend, Simon Watts, for commissioning the work and for giving the world premiere performance.

Matthew Orlovich,
Composer.

Sound Byte

Hurly Burly (for soprano sax & piano) (Excerpt) performed by Timothy Roberts (saxophone) & Matthew Orlovich (piano) @ 2016 Hot Air Music Festival, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Known Performances

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TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018: Performed by HD Duo (Michael Duke, soprano saxophone; David Howie, piano) @ Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2018 * Canadian Premiere * Performed by HD Duo – Michael Duke (saxophone) & David Howie (piano) @ Roy Barnett Recital Hall, Music Building, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

ASIA TOUR – 2018: Performed by HD Duo (Michael Duke, soprano saxophone; David Howie, piano) – International tour.

flag-of-United-States-of-AmericaFRIDAY 11 MARCH, 2016: Timothy Roberts (soprano saxophone) & Liz Ames (piano) @ 2016 NASA Biennial Conference, Lubbock, Texas, USA.

flag-of-United-States-of-AmericaSUNDAY 6 MARCH, 2016: Timothy Roberts (soprano saxophone) & Matthew Orlovich (piano) @ 2016 Hot Air Music Festival, San Francisco, CA, USA.

flag-of-AustraliaTHURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER, 2015: ***World Premiere*** Simon Watts (soprano saxophone) & David Howie (piano) @ Sydney Conservatorium of Music, NSW, Australia.

Hurly Burly (for soprano sax and piano) – By Matthew Orlovich.

– Score & Parts –
Published by Waratah Music

TITLE:
Hurly Burly (for B-flat soprano saxophone & piano)

DATE OF COMPOSITION:
2015

SCORED FOR:
B-flat soprano saxophone & piano

DURATION:
c. 8 minutes, 30 seconds

WORLD PREMIERE:
Thursday 19 November, 2015 (1PM) – Performed by Simon Watts (Soprano Saxophone) & David Howie (Piano) @ Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

PUBLISHER:
Waratah Music

ISMN:
979-0-7202-1506-8 (Printed Edition)
979-0-7202-1507-5 (PDF Digital Download)

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