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Gloria by Timothy Corlis
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Description: a Glorious opus!
Publisher: Cypress Choral Music
Duration: 7 minutes
Voicing: SATB plus divisi
Language: Latin and English
Suitable for: Any fine choir in any venue at any time
Difficulty Level: challenging
Timothy Corlis brings an eclectic background of experience and interests to his compositions. He has degrees in anthropology and physics and in social and political thought as well as an M.Mus in composition. He is currently studying for a doctoral degree in composition at the University of British Columbia. His earliest musical roots were as part of the Anglican choral tradition in Toronto and later in the lively choral community of Waterloo (Ontario) and its surroundings. This has instilled in him a continuing sense of music as a communal activity. He also views music as a strong power for social change.
His compositions have been performed across Canada to critical acclaim - Notes Towards a Poem That Can Never Be Written, his large-scale choral composition to words by Margaret Atwood, was nominated for a 2009 Juno award for best classical composition of the year. In addition to his studies, Corlis currently works as a freelance composer, teacher, and choral director in Vancouver.
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