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Nativity : for a cappella SATB choir / Matthew Orlovich.
by Matthew Orlovich (2008)
Nativity is a world of dew drops and spider webs, tender
snails' horns and a bare attentiveness of the heart, a world
where everyday things become breathtaking and extraordinary.
When setting the text to music, I drew inspiration from the meditative nature of the poem, composing flowing, legato phrases atop a gentle, trance-like arpeggio accompaniment. The soprano and alto voices sing in close harmony and also provide long-held tones which extend like drones across sections of the work. The tenor and bass voices remain rhythmically active throughout the work, sharing their lyrical, rising and falling arpeggio patterns in dove-tail fashion.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (11p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 4 mins
Commissioned by Oriana Chorale.
Contains composer's note and original poem.
Setting of poem by James McAuley.
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