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Rain Songs

for two SATB choirs

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  12m

Year:  1992
Duration:  12m

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1,14,21,23

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Commissioned note

Commissioned by the National Youth Choir with funding assistance from Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand) and the NZ Composers' Foundation (APRA)

Contents note

  1. The Songs
  2. The cloud-flower lullaby
  3. Song of the blue-corn dance
  4. Song of the sky-loom

Text note

Texts from the Pueblo Indians of North America from Penguin Book of Oral Poetry, edited by Ruth Finnegan

Performance history

13 Mar 2004: Performed by Tower New Zealand Youth Choir at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington