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Sunshine and Shadows

for SATB choir and orchestra

Year:  1989   ·  Duration:  8m
Instrumentation:  2222; 3231; timp., perc.; strings

Year:  1989
Duration:  8m
Instrumentation  2222; 3231; timp., perc.; s...

Composer:   Helen Caskie

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Sample Score

Sample: I:pages 1 and 5-6. II:page 1. III:pages 1-2. IV:pages 1-2

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This work was commissioned by The Manawatu Youth Orchestra and Youth Choir for performance at their combined concert 1989. The light hearted poems are by poets from New Zealand's Kapiti Coast. Each of the four songs can be performed separately or as a suite. They are for moderately accomplished choir and orchestra.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Manawatu Youth Choir and Manawatu Youth Orchestra with funding from Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and the NZ Composers' Foundation

Contents note

Four sections:

  1. Yahweh
  2. Shadows on the Floor
  3. To Jude - Lady of Windsong
  4. For Cheol Hoan

Text note

From Poems from Kapiti Coast: 1. Anne Beaumont; 2. Frank Beaufort; 3. Margi Martin; 4. Mary Celeste

Performance history

Performed by the Manawatu Youth Choir and Orchestra