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Of Earth and Sky (2021)

Of Earth and Sky

No doubt if you in terms direct had ask’d
Whether he loved the mountains, true it is
That with blunt repetition of your words
He might have stared at you, and said that they
Were frightful to behold, but had you then
Discours’d with him in some particular sort
Of his own business, and the goings on
Of earth and sky, then truly had you seen
That in his thoughts were obscurities,
Wonders and admirations, things that wrought
Not less than a religion in his heart.
Text - William Wordsworth, discarded lines from
Michael, a Pastoral Poem,
as quoted in The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks
Oxford Lieder Festival 2021 New Commission

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Ella Jarman-Pinto (b.1989) is a critically acclaimed composer, described by Classic FM in 2020 as ‘one of the UK’s most exciting music-makers’ and someone who 'openly challenges a lot of the long-standing preconceptions about who a composer is'. Ella has just launched her podcast, "Beyond The Chameleon", on Apple and Spotify, which seeks to look at Belonging as the key to increasing inclusion in the creative media industries.

Ella's goal as a film, TV & audio-branding composer is to facilitate human connection through music. Ella was recently commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for ‘Postcards from Composers' and produced 'Lucky', a 30-second Tuba monody inspired by Black Lives Matter. She scored award-winning short film, ‘AstraZeneca - The Attack’, (Havas Lynx, Maker Projects) and and has just completed the score for another film with an all-female crew and cast. Nadine Benjamin and Nicole Panizza recorded and released Ella's song, ‘This Little Rose’, in 2019, which was described as ‘one of the most memorable songs on this disc’ by Music-Web International. Ella has had repeat performances of her work by BBC Singers and broadcast by BBC Radio 3, and was Composer in Residence with Streetwise Opera from 2016-17.

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