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Araluen : for mixed voices (SATB) a cappella / [music by] Matthew Orlovich ; [text by] Roland Robinson.
by Matthew Orlovich (2000)
Scored for a cappella SATB choir, Araluen is a setting
of the first verse of Roland Robinson's poem of the same
The text of the verse describes the poet's journey to 'Araluen', a gold-rush shanty town in southern New South Wales, Australia.
A languorous day. The sky without a cloud.
Winding, doubling round, the red-brown road
climbed through sun and bird song-shafted gloom
towards receding smoke haze and grape bloom
mountains. Then, emerged at last, it ran
into a valley drenched by a blazing sun.
(Roland Robinson, 'Araluen' [1st verse], in Selected Poems,
A&R Modern Poets, 1989. p.23-24).
Modulations in music often suggest to me ideas of 'journeying' or of 'changing gears' and I have used a series of modulations throughout my setting of 'Araluen'. I also like to use syncopated rhythms for their ability to energise and move the music along.
Published by: Morton Music [MM 2043] — 1 score (10p. -- Non-standard page size)
This product forms part of the following series: Music from Australia.
Duration: 5 mins
Includes brief programme note, notes on the composer and song text.
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