Kelly-Marie Murphy

 

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Alléluia    by Kelly-Marie Murphy


SSAA - cappella    $2.35    CP 1529 
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:30

A joyful setting of the single word, Alléluia, with playful vocal percussion, this piece is suitable for advanced treble choirs.  Written for Ottawa’s l'Ensemble vocal sénior De La Salle, Robert Filion, chef de choeur, it was premiered in Edmonton at the Podium choral convention.



Instrument of Peace    by Kelly-Marie Murphy


SSA with piano    $2.35    CP 1389
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:30

The famous text of St. Francis of Assisi comes through with heartfelt clarity in this beautiful setting for treble voices.


String Quartet accompaniment     -

(optional - for an accomplised group - and not available through retailers)

$20 for the set (sent via PDF files):



Miserere    by Kelly-Marie Murphy


SSAATTBB - cappella    $2.35    CP 1418 
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 4:25

“Have mercy” is the first thought in Psalm 51. “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and create a right spirit within me.”  Kelly-Marie’s setting of the text is designed for accomplished choirs.  Allegri and Gorecki gave  classic renderings of this text.  Dr. Murphy’s setting is surely in their category of poignancy and excellence.

From the Canadian Chamber Choir Series, this piece is suitable for an accomplished choir.

 

Kelly-Marie Murphy was born on a NATO base in Sardegna, Italy, and grew up on Canadian Armed Forces bases all across Canada.  She began her studies in composition at the University of Calgary with William Jordan and Allan Bell, and later received a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Leeds, England, where she studied with Philip Wilby.  After living and working for many years in the Washington D.C. area where she was designated “an alien of extraordinary ability” by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, she is now based in Ottawa.


Dr. Murphy’s music has been performed around the world by outstanding soloists and ensembles, and has had radio broadcasts in over 22 countries.  Her music has been interpreted by renowned conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, David Brophy, Bramwell Tovey, and Mario Bernardi.  Her music has been heard in iconic concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, The Mozarteum in Salzburg, and The National Concert Hall in Dublin.

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Alan Dean Photography