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Felicia Edgecombe


Born: 1945


Felicia Edgecombe, teacher, song-writer and musician, was born in Napier and educated at Tauranga Girls’ College, then later at Auckland University, studying English and Music for a BA degree. She has taught in secondary schools in Auckland and Wellington, serving as Head of Music at Queen Margaret College for many years. Extensively involved with choirs and also church music, she has written many songs, from contemporary church, to children’s songs and SATB songs for the choirs that she has been involved with: Festival Singers, The Queen’s Singers, and Capital Choir Wellington, the singers she currently directs.

Felicia was co-editor with Dr Guy Jansen of a book of 150 Folk Hymns, Servant Songs, and many of her songs have been recorded and performed on television. She has also been involved in many recordings of school groups, community groups and churches and is passionate about the beauty of New Zealand, the love of God, of family and the importance of community music-making. She is married to Ken Edgecombe, has four adult sons and lives in Paremata, Wellington.

In 2015 Shaky Places, a setting of 14 New Zealand poems for mixed choir, was premièred by Capital Choir in Wellington.

Composed (17)

After the tremor

for SATB choir and piano

Consider the Flowers

for SATB choir and piano

Erebus voices

for SATB choir, flute, cello and piano

For the first time

for SATB choir and piano

Glory Be to God For Dappled Things

for SATB choir and piano, 2m

Make sure

for SATB choir and piano

Maui's alternate prayer

for SATB choir, flute and piano

Nation Prayer

for SATB choir and piano

Not a Maori hui

for SATB choir, woodblock and guitar

Once in a While

for SATB and piano

Pohutukawa magic

for SATB choir and piano

Stitch bird

for SATB choir and piano


for SATB choir and piano


for SATB choir, clarinet and piano

Twelve moon lines

for soprano, SABar choir and piano, with optional bass and drums

Wild daisies

for SATB choir and piano


for SATB choir and piano

Recordings (1)

Godsongz for Kids

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