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Three New Zealand Country Scenes

for SATB choir and piano

Year:  1993   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  1993
Duration:  5m

Composer:   Helen Caskie

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Sample Score

Sample: First page of each song.

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The lyrics for these choral settings came from Farming Journals of the early twentieth century. The first two songs paint little pictures of a woman’s life in rural New Zealand. The third is a rueful look at managing sheep before the days of drenches and modern veterinary treatments. Unfortunately we do not know the writers’ real names. Available for SATB and piano, SSA and piano and SAB and piano.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Middle Districts Society for Music Education

Contents note

  1. The Pioneer
  2. Country Winter
  3. Dipping

Text note

Settings of anonymous texts from early NZ farming journals