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Then I Understood

for choir and orchestra

Year:  1996   ·  Duration:  23m
Instrumentation:  2222; 2200; perc; strings

Year:  1996
Duration:  23m
Instrumentation  2222; 2200; perc; strings

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Performed by Orpheus Choir and Orchestra Wellington conducted by Philip Walsh on 27 July 1996

Anthony Ritchie: Then I Und...

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This song cycle for choir and orchestra was commissioned by the Orpheus Choir of Wellington and contains eight settings of texts by child poet, Laura Ranger.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Orpheus Choir of Wellington with funding from Creative New Zealand to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UNICEF

Contents note

Contains following poems:
1. Sands
2. Otaki Poem
3. Pee and me
4. Spring Tide
5. Spring
6. Windrest
7. What I would take out of the world
8. Two Word Poem

Text note

Text by Laura Ranger

Performance history

27 Jul 1996: Performed by Orpheus Choir of Wellington, Wellington Sinfonia (now Vector Wellington Orchestra) conducted by Philip Walsh at Wellington Town Hall

Recorded in the Assembly of God Church and St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, New Plymouth by the New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir, conducted by Elise Bradley, between April 1-4 2002

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