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Word of Mouth, Mvt. 1

Posted By Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra commissioned Brooklyn-based composer Timo Andres as part of the first cohort of American Notes. Timo’s new work, entitled Word of Mouth, drew on the American southern tradition of shape-note singing. This work premiered at Carnegie Hall and on tour in February 2015.

This excerpt is a wonderful example of Orpheus’ commitment to new music and to nurturing new voices and to expanding the boundaries of new music.