In this composition, Prelude and Dedication to ULURU for orchestra and Choir, I have tried to encompass the early beginnings of ULURU through to the present day, the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, the bird and animal life there, the spiritual connections, the sometimes relentless harshness of the heat, the storms and remoteness of the area.
Above all, I have paid tribute to the beauty and the spirit of this sacred place where the Indigenous Anangu people traversed the song lines of their land and settled here some 20,000 years or more ago. The choral section relates this story and talks about the language, the legends and the meanings of the Anangu language.The orchestral prelude depicts the beginnings of time when Uluru was first formed, the sunrise, the bird life and the call of the spirits.
First conceived from early December 2014 as a choral work for SSA voices and piano.
In December 2016 I composed the prelude to the choral work for full orchestra and the choral section. I used Logic X and East West Symphonic Orchestra and featured is Louise Anton Miller on vocals.
My new agent for this composition is the AMC (Australian Music Centre.) Check out the availability of Uluru here:
ULURU for orchestra and Choir had it’s European premiere in Vevey Switzerland as part of MLC Perth’s Music Tour to the Montreaux Jazz Festival in July. This is the video link to the event held in St Martin’s Church on Wednesday 5 July before a packed audience. The MLC Senior Orchestra and Choir did a magnificent job performing this work with over 80 students taking part. Please enjoy:
ULURU for SSATB Chorus and Piano
On Sunday 28 July 2019 Dr Margaret Pride directed the Perth Symphonic Chorus performing a new re-worked version of Uluru. This was set for SSATB and Piano. This performance was a world premiere at Christ Church Claremont and was enthusiastically received by a full house.
Click here to hear this work.