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Real Gods

for SATB choir

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  1992
Duration:  10m

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2,12-13

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A 'cantata' for a cappella SATB choir in two parts: part 1 uses a cynical anonymous text; part 2 is a passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew - 'Consider the lilies....". Real Gods was composed in Western Samoa and New Zealand and revised in the United States. It won one of two major awards in the Third International Composition Contest in Slovenia in 1997 adn was premiered in May 1998 at the University of Ljubljana.

This work contrasts music of great intensity and passion with lyrical and reflective passages.

Dedication note

To Maria and Ernesto Coter.

Contents note

Two movements: Real Gods don't send sons here; Consider the lilies

Text note

Texts by (1) an Anonymous author, (2) St. Matthew

Performance history

16 Apr 2000: Performed by Viva Voce cond. John Rosser; Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber