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for SSAA choir, oboe, rainsticks and stones

Year:  2002   ·  Duration:  4m

Year:  2002
Duration:  4m

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton


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This work sets one of New Zealand Poet Hone Tuwhare's best-known poems. It is a somewhat sensual description of the sounds and smells of rain. The setting is for unaccompanied choir and oboe, with the instrumental part often proceeding at a speed independent of the choir, and the use of rain-sticks and stones.

Dedication note

Written in 2002 for Opus at Epsom Girls' Grammar School

Text note

Text by Hone Tuwhare

Performance history

Performed by Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland cond. David Hamilton

Performed by Opus (Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland), conducted by David Hamilton

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