This is a page dedicated to Larry Alan Smith’s most recent work, Epistulae ex Ponto (2017) – “Letters from the Black Sea” for soprano and orchestra. It includes three videos, as well as information about the piece.
A video of the final movement (approximately 4 minutes)
A video of the complete work (approximately 29 minutes)
A video of the composer’s pre-performance comments on March 31, 2017 (approximately 9 minutes)
Program notes (in English) from the premiere performance on March 31, 2017
The excerpts from Ovid’s poems that are used in the piece
An article that includes information about the work
Larry Alan Smith recently wrote an article about his Ovid-related works for an Italian English-language website, welcometosulmona.com. The link:
Please note: This article incorporates the program notes for Epistulae ex Ponto, but it also includes links to videos of two other works (a ballet scored for oboe/English Horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello and piano and a choral work).
Larry Alan Smith would like to thank soprano Cherie Caluda, conductor Edward Cumming and the Hartt Orchestra for bringing Epistulae ex Ponto to life with such care, energy and enthusiasm at the world premiere on March 31, 2017 in West Hartford, CT, USA.
Epistulae ex Ponto is published by Tallow Tree Music Publishing
Exclusive Worldwide Distributor: Theodore Presser Company
Performance materials are available for rental. Please contact the Theodore Presser Company for perusal copies of the full and piano-vocal scores.