David Hamilton Choral Music
David Hamilton Choral Music deals with the choral and vocal music of New Zealand composer David Hamilton. Since the early 1980’s David Hamilton has been supplying music to choirs throughout New Zealand, and increasingly to overseas choir. Both commercially published and unpublished scores can be accessed directly from the composer (although scores published overseas can also be accessed through choral music retailers).
New Zealand composer David Hamilton (b.1955) was Head of Music at Epsom Girls Grammar School until the end of 2001 where he conducted the award-winning girls choir Opus. He is Deputy Music Director of Auckland Choral and has been Composer-in-Residence with the Auckland Philharmonia (1999). He concentrates on composing while maintaining part-time involvement in music education as a composition tutor and choral conductor. He is well-known as a choral conductor, adjudicator, workshop leader and clinician. His choral music is widely performed, and is published in the UK, USA, and Finland. Works have been commissioned by choirs in the USA, Japan, England, Finland and Ireland. Choral works have won competitions in Italy (2000 – Veni Sancte Spiritus) and the USA (2005 – Deus, Deus meus). In 2006 he won the Ned Rorem Award for Song Composition (USA) and the NZ Flute Society’s composers’ competition. In 2007 Hine Raukatauri, a concerto for flute and chamber orchestra, took 1st prize in the Haifa International Composers Competition (Israel), and a setting of The Singers took 2nd place in the Longfellow Chorus Composers Competition (USA). In 2008 Carol of Cold Comfort was awarded 2nd place in The Chapter House Choir Composers’ Competition (York, England).
Publishers carrying choral works by David Hamilton include SULASOL, Walton Music, Earthsongs, Kjos Music, and Oxford University Press.
Contact name: David Hamilton
Private Box 56132
28 Mewburn Ave
Phone: (9) 6389226 (home)
Fax: (9) 6232053