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Then I Understood

for choir and orchestra

Year:  1996   ·  Duration:  23m
Instrumentation:  2222; 2200; perc; strings

Year:  1996
Duration:  23m
Instrumentation  2222; 2200; perc; strings

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Performed by Orpheus Choir and Orchestra Wellington conducted by Philip Walsh on 27 July 1996

Anthony Ritchie: Then I Und...

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Borrow/Hire:

To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About

This song cycle for choir and orchestra was commissioned by the Orpheus Choir of Wellington and contains eight settings of texts by child poet, Laura Ranger.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Orpheus Choir of Wellington with funding from Creative New Zealand to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UNICEF


Contents note

Contains following poems: 1.Sands; 2.Otaki Poem; 3.Pee and me; 4.Spring Tide; 5. Spring; 6.Windrest; 7.What I would take out of the world; 8.Two Word Poem


Text note

Text by Laura Ranger


Performance history

27 Jul 1996: Performed by Orpheus Choir of Wellington, Wellington Sinfonia (now Vector Wellington Orchestra) conducted by Philip Walsh at Wellington Town Hall

Recorded in the Assembly of God Church and St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, New Plymouth by the New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir, conducted by Elise Bradley, between April 1-4 2002