Composer: Matthew Orlovich

Flying Colours

RM842 Flying Colours Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM842 Flying Colours Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
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RM842e Flying Colours Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO eScore
RM842e Flying Colours Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO eScore
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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2010 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720114-39-2 Catalogue: RM842
Level: E Country: Australia

Flying Colours made its first appearance as a concerto for alto saxophone and concert band. Conducted by Captain Brian O. Walden, the work received its world premiere performance on 7th January, 2011 at the 34th International Saxophone Symposium, Washington DC, USA, with Barry Cockcroft as featured soloist with the United States Navy Band.

At Barry’s request, I arranged the concerto for alto saxophone and piano for performance at the 2011 Australian Clarinet & Saxophone Festival, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

The title of the work is intended to suggest the rapid, free-flowing and often highly chromatic melodies played by the saxophone soloist. The title also reveals something of the inspiration behind the music and my current fascination with all things nautical.

Flying Colours commences with music of a bright and vigorous nature. The strong pulse heard at the introduction is maintained and serves to drive the narrative of the whole work. Weaving in and around the band / piano part, the soloist’s florid melodic lines are composed of ordered, balanced phrases. This is in keeping with the ‘crazy logic’ style of some of my previous works for saxophone in which ‘crazy’ melodic intervals are shaped into ‘logical’ or symmetrical sentences.

I warmly thank Barry Cockcroft and the United States Navy Band for giving the world premiere performance of the work, and also warmly thank Barry Cockcroft and Adam Pinto (rompduo) for their premiere performance of the sax and piano score.

Matthew Orlovich

Flying Colours

RM666e Flying Colours Orlovich BAND
RM666e Flying Colours Orlovich BAND

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2010 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Concert Band Repertoire, Sax Alto & Band
ISMN: 979-0-720-100-95-1 Catalogue: RM666
Level: E Country: Australia

Premiered by Barry Cockcroft at the International Saxophone Symposium 2011 with the United States Navy Band. A piano reduction of this work is also available.

Band Class 3 Score

RM724 Band Class 3 Score Seabrook BC3 CB
RM724 Band Class 3 Score Seabrook BC3 CB

Printed Book

Composer: Adam Pinto, Andrew Hackwill, Barry Cockcroft Editor, Brendan Collins, John Barrett, John Peterson, Katy Abbott, Katy Addis, Lachlan Davidson, Martha Baartz, Matthew Orlovich, Paul Marshall, Paul Witney, Sam Seabrook, Taran Carter
Composed: 2010 Duration: 60 mins.
Instrumentation: Band Class 3
ISMN: 979-0-720100-32-6 Catalogue: RM724
Level: 1.5, 3 Country: Australia

Band Class 3 is a great value repertoire collection including 23 original Australian band compositions for levels 1½ – 3.

For more information on this series please visit the Band Class 3 page.

Browse all books in the series.

  • Styles include rock, blues, contemporary, rag, swing, hoe down, march and more.
  • Full score includes all parts, program notes, fingering charts and performance instructions.
  • Duration of pieces range from 1½ – 4 minutes with more than 1 hour of music.
  • Additional band exercises, warm-ups and scales.


Roundabout

RM605 Roundabout Orlovich VLN
RM605 Roundabout Orlovich VLN

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2002 Duration: 2 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Violin
ISMN: 979-0-720100-34-0 Catalogue: RM605
Level: D Country: Australia

Roundabout (for solo violin, 2002) is a piece characterised by a playful, yet nervous energy. The title describes the manner in which the bars and phrases of music frequently “loop-the-loop” before taking off in a new direction. When composing the piece, I made use of a variety of violin performance techniques such as rapid-fire bowing of semiquavers and the alternating of bowed notes with left hand pizzicato. This brings a percussive vigour and a colourful mix of timbres to the narrative of the work.

Eat Chocolate and Cry

RM602 Eat Chocolate and Cry CD FL CD
RM602 Eat Chocolate and Cry CD FL CD

Compact Disc.

Composer: Jan Preston, Katy Abbott, Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2009 Duration: 47 mins.
Instrumentation: CD Albums
ISMN: n/a Catalogue: RM602
Level: B, C, D Country: Australia

Tracks:

  1. Flight of Fancy Matthew Orlovich
  2. Invisible Dance Tim Dargaville
  3. Jerry's Dance Song Ross Edwards
  4. Arabesque Ross Edwards
  5. Earth Song Ross Edwards
  6. On a Moonlit Night Maria Grenfell
  7. Promenade Christine Draeger
  8. Confession 2 Damian Barbeler
  9. Autumn Song Katy Abbott
  10. Silver-Point Gordon Kerry
  11. Garden Scene from 1914 Graeme Koehne
  12. Firefly Jane Stanley
  13. Rosella Alan Holley
  14. Eat Chocolate and Cry Jan Preston
  15. Eliza Aria Elena Kats-Chernin

White Horses

RM551e White Horses Orlovich CB
RM551e White Horses Orlovich CB

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2008 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Concert Band Repertoire
ISMN: 979-0-720083-52-0 Catalogue: RM551
Level: grade 3.5 Country: Australia

Performed live by Grainger Wind Symphony

White horses (for symphonic wind ensemble) was commissioned by Reed Music in 2008 with financial assistance from the Australia Council. While writing the music, I was inspired by thoughts of a rugged, rough-and-tumble seascape, with fresh, salt-laden winds transforming waves into myriad white horses.

The music begins and ends with plenty of triplets which provide an energetic mood and strong, forward impetus. The middle section of the work draws further on water imagery with the sounds of bubbling water scored in and around the instrumental music. - MO


Flight of Fancy

RM424 Flight of Fancy Orlovich FL/PNO
RM424 Flight of Fancy Orlovich FL/PNO

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RM424e Flight of Fancy Orlovich FL/PNO
RM424e Flight of Fancy Orlovich FL/PNO

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 3:30 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade 6,
HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720083-02-5 Catalogue: RM424
Level: C Country: Australia

This piece, a flight of fancy for flute and piano, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so.

The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline.

The middle section of the work is perhaps the more unearthly music of the work. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected flute melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic.

The final section of the piece – which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material – is characterised by the soun

Flight of Fancy

RM421 Flight of Fancy Orlovich OB/PNO
RM421 Flight of Fancy Orlovich OB/PNO

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RM421e Flight of Fancy Orlovich OB/PNO
RM421e Flight of Fancy Orlovich OB/PNO

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Oboe,
VCE Oboe
ISMN: 979-0-720083-10-0 Catalogue: RM421
Level: D Country: Australia

This piece, a flight of fancy for clarinet and piano, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so. The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline. The middle section of the work is perhaps the more unearthly music of the work. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected clarinet melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic. The final section of the piece – which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material – is characterised by the sound of its ‘slow-to-start’, hand-cranked engine.

Flight of Fancy

RM346 Flight of Fancy Orlovich CLA/PNO
RM346 Flight of Fancy Orlovich CLA/PNO

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RM346e Flight of Fancy Orlovich CLA/PNO
RM346e Flight of Fancy Orlovich CLA/PNO

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Clarinet Grade 5,
HSC Clarinet,
VCE Clarinet
ISMN: M-720071-23-7 Catalogue: RM346
Level: C Country: Australia

This piece, a flight of fancy for clarinet and piano, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so. The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline. The middle section of the work is perhaps the more unearthly music of the work. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected clarinet melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic. The final section of the piece – which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material – is characterised by the sound of its ‘slow-to-start’, hand-cranked engine.

Flight of Fancy

RM335 Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM335 Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM335e Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM335e Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 7,
HSC Flute,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720067-91-9 Catalogue: RM335
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed by Rompduo

This piece, a flight of fancy for alto saxophone and piano, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so. The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline. The middle section of the work is perhaps the more unearthly music of the work. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected oboe melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic. The final section of the piece – which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material – is characterised by the sound of its ‘slow-to-start’, hand-cranked engine.

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