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Come Together

for SATB choir, viola and piano

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  6m

Year:  2006
Duration:  6m


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Written for the students of the National School for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Manurewa. Ideas for the text and musical form were workshopped with some of the students and their teacher, Wendy Richards in October, 2005, and again in March, 2006. The finished work looks at ideas about difference, belonging and finding common ground; a lyrical opening and closing section frames a more energetic middle section exploring ideas of conflict and tension, before finally the choir is able to unite (come together) at the end of the piece. The piece received its first performance at the National School for the Blind and Vision Impaired annual national music camp held in Manurewa, Manukau City, in July, 2006.

Commissioned note

Written for the Homai National School for the Blind as part of the SOUNZ Community Commission, 2005.

Text note

Lyrics and music by composer, in partnership with Wendy Richards and students of HNSB.

Performance history

06 Jul 2006: Performed by Homai National School for the Blind and Vision Impaired Music Course Choir dir. Lisette Wesseling; Manurewa Intermediate School Auditorium, Auckland

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