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The Birds Began to Sing

for unaccompanied SATB and SSA choirs

Year:  1983   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  SATB - mixed unison choir; SSA - chorus

Year:  1983
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  SATB - mixed unison choir; ...


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This work exists in its own right but also exists in another form as Flute Song for the Birds - The Birds Began to Sing (an extended version with solo flute).

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Christchurch Secondary Schools Music Festival Committee

Text note

Text by Janet Frame

Performance history

22 Mar 1996: Performed by Bel Canto Vocal Ensemble conducted by Peter Walls at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington as part of the 1996 NZ International Festival of the Arts.

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