Hurly Burly

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Project Description

Upcoming performances

THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2018  (6PM) * Canadian Premiere * Hurly Burly (for soprano saxophone and piano)

Performers: HD Duo – Michael Duke (saxophone) & David Howie (piano).
Program: On their world tour, HD Duo performs exciting new pieces for saxophone and piano by composers of the Commonwealth. Music by Brenton Broadstock, Stephen McNeff, Matthew Orlovich, Ruben Zahra, Stephen Chatman and Aris Antoniades.
Venue: Roy Barnett Recital Hall, Music Building, University of British Columbia, 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver, Canada.
Link: | HD Duo

ASIA TOUR – 2018
Hurly Burly (for soprano saxophone & piano)

Performers: HD Duo (Michael Duke, soprano saxophone; David Howie, piano).
Program: “Australian Thais” – New music from Australia and Thailand, including composers Matthew Orlovich, Gerard Brophy, Elizabeth Younan, Timothy Dargaville, Saksri Pang Vongtaradon, Denny Euprasert and Narongrit Dharmabutra.
Venue: International tour.

Composer’s Note

Score sample:  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,

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.

Select Performances

globe-detailflag-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, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia.


Hurly Burly
(for Soprano Saxophone and Piano)

Score & parts available now!

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Hurly Burly (for Soprano Saxophone & Piano)


Bb Soprano Saxophone & Piano

c. 8 minutes, 30 seconds

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

Matthew Orlovich

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