CDs | Matthew Orlovich – Australian Composer

Catalogue of recordings

Browse over 30 CDs recorded by a wide variety of Australian and international artists performing chamber music, choral music and orchestral music, plus music for concert band / symphonic wind ensemble. Recording Artists include The United States Navy Band (Washington D.C.) • The Harvard University Choir (USA) • Australian Boys Choir & The Vocal Consort • Choir of St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide (SA) • St Peters Chorale, with Brisbane Bells and associated Artists (QLD) • The Resonants (ACT) • San Francisco State University Chamber Singers (USA) • Concordis Chamber Choir (VIC) • RompDuo (AUS) • National Youth Choir of Australia • Da Capo Singers (NSW) • The Hunter Singers (NSW) • The Australian Voices (QLD) • Yvonne Lau (AUS/USA) • Timothy Roberts, saxophonist (USA) • Sydney Symphony Orchestra • Resonance of Birralee (QLD)… plus more. Enjoy!

Hurly Burly (for soprano saxophone and piano)

Scheduled for release by Signum Records on 23 July, 2021, this is an album not to miss! Enjoy the superlative musicianship of HD Duo (Michael Duke, saxophone; and David Howie, piano) performing my composition “Hurly Burly”, plus music by Gerard Brophy, Tim Dargaville, Narongrit Dhamabutra, Saksri Pang Vongtaradon, and Denny Euprasert.

Crazy Logic (for alto saxophone and piano)

Released on the Ars Sonora label in 2020, this fantastic album features the artistry of Lukasz Wojcicki (saxophones), Agnieszka Sucheniak-Wojcicka (piano) and Robert Stefanski (clarinet). The fine programme of music includes works by Matthew Orlovich, Francis Poulenc, Grazyna Bacewicz, Olivier Messiaen, Gabriel Fauré, Michal Kawecki, Tomasz Krawczyk, and Marcin Werner.

Nativity (for a cappella SATB choir)

Born on a New Day – This CD features a cappella Christmas music from around the world, sung by the Cathedral Girls’ Choir and Lay Clerks of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland, under the direction of Master of the Choristers, David Stevens.

The new CD includes a recording of my composition “Nativity”, as well as a fine selection of other new and traditional carols.

Recorded in June 2017 at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Whirled Music (arr. by Mix’t Trio)

Released on the Tall Poppies label in 2017, this excellent album from Mix’t Trio (Matt Styles, Adam Pinto and Paul Tanner) comprises a marvellous mix of music ranging from Western Classical, Latin American and  jazz, to funk and African music. You’ll hear the Trio’s very own arrangement of my composition, “Whirled Music”, plus there’s music of Paul Tanner, Tom O’Halloran, Cathie Travers, Johannes Luebbers, Mace Francis and Lindsay Vickery.

Butterflies Dance (for a cappella SATB choir) & Night (for a cappella SATB choir)

Released in 2017, this very attractive CD presents a wonderful selection of Australian choral music from composers Ruth McCall, Joseph Twist, Dan Walker, Iain Grandage, Matthew Orlovich and Ben Van Tienen. Voyces (Perth, Western Australia) gave the Australian premiere of my composition “Night” and a recording of the work concludes this fine CD. Available now from

Slipstream (for Saxophone Quartet)

Launched by Nexas Quartet under the sails of the Sydney Opera House in November 2016, this debut CD entitled “Current” presents a beautifully recorded and meticulously performed selection of music by Australian composers Elena Kats-Chernin, Daniel Rojas, Matthew Orlovich, Matthew Hindson and Lachlan Skipworth. Available now from Nexas Quartet!

Communion of Reparation for Our Lady of Sorrows (for a cappella SATB choir, with soprano and baritone soloist)

This CD captures the voices of Brisbane Chamber Choir, under the direction of Graeme Morton, singing in the resplendent acoustics of St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane and St Agatha’s Catholic Church, Clayfield. The track list is an all-Australian one, including music by Paul Stanhope, Joseph Twist, Keren C. Terpstra, Matthew Orlovich, Andrew Schultz, Stephen Leek, Nigel Butterley and Ross Edwards.

Crazy Logic (for alto saxophone and  piano)

Anna Stepanova is one of Ukraine’s leading saxophonists. Her CD, released in 2016 and entitled “Crazy Logic”, presents the listener with a diverse selection of works that showcase her refined technique and exceptional musicianship in multiple genres. Composers represented on the CD include J.S. Bach, A. Yuyama, R. Marino, M. Orlovich, V. Gazaryan, A. Piazzolla and P. Swerts. Also featured on the CD: Ivan Gergiev (accordion), Anna Ralo (Marimba), Marianna Lacarin (piano) & Chamber Orchestra of Odessa Philharmonic, conducted by Vladimir Dikiy.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Ferry (for solo piano)

Recorded by Michael Kieran Harvey in 2015, this CD presents 70 fascinating variations on the theme of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.  The composers represented on the CD hail from many different parts of the world, including China, Australia, USA, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Italy, Greece, Indonesia, South Korea, UK, Czech Republic, Portugal, Lithuania, Japan, Spain, Poland, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia and Malaysia.

Butterflies Dance (for a cappella SATB choir)

Released in 2015, this CD features music by several Australian composers: Dan Walker, Matthew Orlovich, Joseph Twist, Clare Maclean, Ben Van Tienen, Katy Abbott and Paul Stanhope. Also included on the 16-track recording are works by Rachmaninov, Monteverdi, Guerrero, Whitacre, Sting, Hogan, Galian, and The Wailin’ Jennys. Conducted by Paul Holley and Carl Crossin. 

Sweet Mercy! (for a cappella SSA choir)

Released in 2014 on the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, this CD contains 12 tracks, including three newly commissioned works by Australian composers, Daniel McCallum, Paul Witney and Matthew Orlovich. The CD features the Mercy Chorale and Chamber Ensemble under the direction of OLMC Music Staff.

Nativity (for a cappella SATB choir)

Re-live the beautiful sounds of Canberra Choral Society’s concert of cherished Australian music. Featuring the work of 16 composers (all of whom have a Canberra connection), this double CD includes approx. 2 hours of music performed by the Canberra Choral Society Chorus, CCS New Voices, Kompactus, Turner Trebles, Kimberley Steele, Tobias Cole, Gabriel Cole, Evan Kirby, Nathalie O’Toole and Brenda Potter.

Crazy Logic (for alto saxophone and piano)

Released in 2013, this excellent CD contains works by John Mackey, Guillaume Connesson, Jules Demersseman, Roshanne Etezady, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (arr. by Timothy Roberts) and Matthew Orlovich. Performers featured on the CD are Timothy Roberts (saxophones), The United States Navy Band, Silvan Negrutiu (piano), Garrick Zoeter (clarinet) and Madison Roberts (auxiliary piano).

Butterflies dance (for a cappella SATB choir)

This CD features the superb voices of Resonance of Birralee, conducted by Paul Holley. Comprising choristers aged 17-30, the ensemble exudes a passion for a wide-ranging repertoire and has won international acclaim for their performances, notably in 2008 at the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria, where they won Gold and Silver medals in popular vocal and gospel categories.

Flying Colours (for alto saxophone and band)

Recorded in 2011 by the United States Navy Band, this CD presents an exciting selection of musical gems, including works by John Philip Sousa, Matthew Orlovich, John Leszczynski, William Grant Still (arr. MUCS Scott A. Silbert), Brett Abigaña, David DeBoor Canfield, Richard Strauss (trans. MU1 David J. Miller) and John B. Dykes.

Nativity (for a cappella SATB choir)

Released in November 2011, this CD features the magnificent sounds of the choirs of St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, with organist Eduarda van Klinken, directed by Graeme Morton. The disc includes Christmas repertoire drawn from the cherished European canon, as well as a selection of refreshing Aussie Christmas music by Matthew Orlovich, Malcolm Williamson, Graeme Morton, Colin Brumby, Robert Boughen, Peter Sculthorpe and Clare Maclean.

Flight of Fancy (for flute and piano)

Eat Chocolate and Cry includes a choice selection of flute pieces by a cross-section of Australian composers: Katy Abbott, Damian Barbeler, Tim Dargaville, Christine Draeger, Ross Edwards, Maria Grenfell, Alan Holley, Elena Kats-Chernin, Gordon Kerry, Graeme Koehne, Matthew Orlovich, Jan Preston and Jane Stanley.

The Blue Gum Forest (for a cappella SATB choir & bass baritone soloist)

A 2-CD set comprising music of Michael Tippett, James Penberthy, Don Kay, Alexander Borodin, Matthew Orlovich and Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. Performed by the 2009 Hobart Festival Choir, Hobart Wind Symphony & Amy and Christopher Richardson (soloists). Conductors: Simon Reade & June Tyzack.

Araluen (for a cappella SATB choir)

The Australian Boys Choir is renowned at home and abroad for its high standards and adventurous programming. (Source: CD notes). Released upon the occasion of the choir’s 70th anniversary, this CD features compositions by Stanhope, Ancell, Grandage, Bowman, Twist, Maclean, Orlovich and Leek.

Lo, there is light! (for a cappella SATB choir)

This CD features traditional and contemporary Christmas repertoire, sung by the fabulous choir of St Peter’s Cathedal, Adelaide, conducted by Leonie Hempton and Anthony Hunt.

Waratah (for SATB choir, brass and percussion)

Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival CD – Disc 1: Orlovich, Fitzpatrick, Walker, Stanhope, Kats-Chernin, Boyd, Peterson, Winikoff, Grainger, Tye and Moss. Disc 2: Vaughan Williams, Tallis & Parry. (Ltd Edition: AIVCFCD00208)

Night (for SATB choir, handbells, clap sticks and didgeridoo in C)

A fantastic double CD of new and established Australian and international choral repertoire performed by the acclaimed St Peters Chorale, directed by Graeme Morton. Disc 1 comprises 70 minutes of Aussie music and Disc 2 contains 54 minutes of international repertoire.

Araluen (for a cappella SATB choir)

The Resonants’ CD is a celebration of four decades of Australian composition. The music includes new arrangements of beloved folk songs, stunning settings of poetry from Australia and overseas, and brand new pieces that evoke the landscape and temperament of the Australian bush.

Tides of Ocean (for a cappella SATB choir)

Outstanding performance by San Francisco State University Chamber Singers conducted by Joshua Habermann recorded at the 2008 American Choral Directors Association, Western Division Conference, Anaheim, California, USA. But wait, there’s more! This disc also features the Arizona State University Chamber Singers!

Tides of Ocean (for a cappella SATB choir)

Wesley Institute is proud to release its first professionally recorded album, comprising 14 tracks and sung by our very own Wesley Institute Choir. Wesley Institute Concert Choir comprises 48 young people training for professional careers in the music industry. (Source:

Araluen & Tides of Ocean (for a cappella SATB choir)

Concordis’ first album is a collection of modern Australian choral music from some of the country’s best composers. (Source:

Crazy Logic (for alto saxophone & piano)

Featuring new compositions from Australia, New Zealand and the USA by Orlovich, Goldstein, Grenfell, Broadstock, Norman, Pertout and Greenbaum.

Lo, there is light! (for a cappella SATB choir)

Adelaide has one of Australia’s finest Cathedral Choirs, and each year the entire community comes together to share their stylish celebration of Christmas. Music and celebration are at the heart of Christmas, and this DVD showcases the very best of the festivities. St Peters Cathedral Choir presents magnificent renditions of popular carols such as ‘Away In A Manger’, ‘Hark, The Herald Angels Sing’ and ‘Come All ye Faithful’. These family favourites are performed alongside incredible Australian Christmas carols composed by contemporary Australian talent and poetry by Michael Leunig. (Source: ABC Shop) Rated: G; Duration: 65 mins; Released: 2006.

Tides of Ocean (for a cappella SATB choir)

This CD is an example of the choir’s lighter repertoire. A highlight is The Barber Shop Quartet with members drawn from the Choir. Popular favorites like Raindrops’ Keep Fallin’ On My Head and Sweet Sixteen, and a comical setting by Alfred Wheeler of Old Mother Hubbard. (Source: University of Newcastle Chamber Choir website).”The singing is again extremely good. The choir, its director and its quartet have succeeded in putting yet another feather in Newcastle’s artistic cap.” (Source: Peter Jewkes, The Sydney Organ Journal, Spring 2003).

A dream only just begun (for choir, orchestra and bass soloist)

Celebrating Australia’s centenary of Federation, this CD includes music by John Peterson, Stephen Adams, Matthew Hindson, Matthew Orlovich and Nicholas Vines. A Teacher Resource Kit comprising CD, scores, analyses and class room activities is available from the Australian Music Centre.

Araluen (for a cappella SATB choir)

Celebrating 10 years of excellence in choral music, NYCA has released its first CD – High Places – a beautiful collection of sacred and secular music showcasing Australia’s finest composers and singers. [Source: NYCA]

Lo, there is light! (for a cappella SATB choir)

Christmas music from around the world as performed by the very talented Canberra-based choir, The Resonants.

Tides of Ocean (for a cappella SATB choir)

Six years in the making, this CD features Da Capo Singers performing their favourite works from an array of choral styles.

Ezekiel (for SSABar choir, piano and percussion).

Seventy-two minutes of beautiful choral music, featuring the award-winning Hunter Singers. Music by Australian composers Matthew Orlovich, Stephen Leek, Gordon Hamilton and Sarah Hopkins.