Harmoniae Naturales VI, Send my Roots Rain
A new work by British composer Nicholas Korth
for four overtone singers, soprano, tenor and orchestra
World premier and recording on February 1st, 2019, 7.30pm at St. George’s, Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX, United Kingdom
Harmoniae Naturales VI, Send My Roots Rain, combines the astonishing and mesmerising sound of four overtone singers with an orchestra of strings, brass, percussion and specially tuned keyboards. In it I have set some of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ most tortured and transcendental words for soprano and tenor.
For this project are engaged the following stellar array of musicians: soprano Patricia Auchterlonie, tenor Daniel Norman (both internationally celebrated opera singers), and overtone singers Rollin Rachele, Wolfgang Saus, Lothar Berger and Jan Heinke (a specialist in the ultra low sub-harmonic throat singing known as kargiraa). The Orpheus Sinfonia is joined by a superb line-up of instrumentalists – including Bruce Nockles and Thorbjorn Hultmark on soprano trombone and natural trumpet, and horn soloist Laurence Davies – and is conducted by Simon Wills.