- a chamber opera using for 6 singers, small chorus and 8 players, also using electroacoustic music and DVD of visuals
- 1h 30' 00"
- Television newsreader (spoken voice), Nobelman (baritone), Castelli (tenor), Galileo (baritone), Boy/Angel (mezzo soprano), Three Priests (tenor/baritones), Heretic (baritone), Christina (soprano), Military Man (baritone), Sea Captain (baritone), Troubadour (mezzo soprano), Cardinal Bellarmino (tenor), Pope Urban VIII (bass baritone), Pope John Paul II (baritone), small chorus of townspeople; flute doubling piccolo, oboe, clarinet doubling bass clarinet, horn, piano, percussion, violin and cello. Electroacoustic music played through at least eight loudspeakers. DVD of visuals.
- Prologue: Galieleo 1992; Act 1: The Size of Lucifer; Act 2: The Legend of Galileo; Act 3: The Trial of Galileo; Epilogue: Galileo 1992
|Score (262k)||Pages 1-2,19-20,35-36,58-59||© John Rimmer|
|Recording (757k) ©John Rimmer||Excerpt from Galileo by John Rimmer||© John Rimmer|
|18 Sep 1998||
Performed by Auckland University Orchestra cond. John Rimmer, David Griffiths (baritone) and singing students from the School of Music; Music Theatre, Auckland University
|10 Apr 2002||
Performed by ensemble and soloists from University of Auckland including David Griffiths, conducted by Uwe Grodd, directed by John Davies; Maidment Theatre, Auckland
|David Griffiths Uwe-Alexander Grodd|