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Holy Night

for eight-part treble choir and electronic sounds

Year:  2000   ·  Duration:  4m 15s

Year:  2000
Duration:  4m 15s

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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David Hamilton: Holy Night;...

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The text for this work is a short poem by Lucille Clifton (1936-) suggesting an intense religious experience and part of the traditional Latin Magnificat. The choir is accompanied by pre-recorded sounds which are mostly bell-like sounds, some deep and some very high.

Commissioned note

Written for Opus for the 2000 Secondary Schools Choral Festival

Text note

Text by Lucille Clifton

Performance history

Performed by Opus conducted by David Hamilton at the Big Sing Finale Concert, Wellington Town Hall, August 30 - September 1 2000

Performed by St Cecilia Singers at the BIG SING National Finale '09, Dunedin Town Hall

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