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Winter and Rough Weather

for SAB chorus and piano

Year:  1988   ·  Duration:  20m

Year:  1988
Duration:  20m

Composer:   John Ritchie

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Sample Score

Sample: First page of each song.

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This cycle for mixed chorus and piano contains settings of texts by James Thomson, Shakespeare, Christina Rosetti and Boris Pasternak. It is an anthem in celebration of winter.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by: Upper Hutt Choral Society with funding from Creative New Zealand

Contents note

Six movements:
1. Processional: Nature! Great Parent!
2. When Icicles Hang by the Wall
3. Every Valley Drinks
4. Cold Blows the Wind
5. Shelter from Stormy Weather
6. Processional: Nature! Great Parent!

Text note

Text: James Thomson, Shakespeare, Christina Rosetti, Boris Pasternak, Trad.

Performance history

25 Apr 2009: St Stephens On Sunday

Performed by the Jubilate Singers conducted by John Pattinson with David Sadler (piano) in Christchurch