- for SATB choir
- 04' 00"
- one movement
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Concerto sul ‘la’ was commissioned by Bel Canto, with funds from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand) and the NZ Composers’ Foundation, and first performed by them in 1988 at a concert in Wellington’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, conducted by Guy Jansen.
The piece is conceived as an exuberant fanfare for voices, using as ‘text’ only the syllable ‘la’, something that has featured in many vocal compositions and exercises over the centuries, though perhaps never so whole-heartedly as here!