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Till Human Voices Wake Us

for tenor voice and orchestra

Year:  1986   ·  Duration:  17m
Instrumentation:  2*2*2*2*; 4331; timp., 3 perc.; harp; piano; strings | (Perc: vib., glock., 3 sn.dr, susp. cymbal, tam-tam, xylo., tri., clas cymbals, bs.dr, sleigh bells, chimes)

Year:  1986
Duration:  17m
Instrumentation  2*2*2*2*; 4331; timp., 3 pe...

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A commission for 1986, the Year of Peace, this work for tenor and orchestra takes its text from the writings of conscientious objector Archibald Baxter. The work is named after a novel by the pacifist Ian Hamilton which takes its title from a line of T S Eliot. Recorded by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Radio New Zealand and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for International Music Day 1986 – International Year of Peace

Dedication note

For the Composer's son, Timothy

Text note

Text by Archibald Baxter

Performance history

24 Apr 2013: NZSO - On ANZAC Eve

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Young with Christopher Doig (tenor)

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