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Chinese Moon

for SSSAA choir

Year:  2005

Year:  2005

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2

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This short work sets a text from The Poetry of Peace, an anthology of peace poetry. It is a collection of the winning works in a competition sponsored annually by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Alec Steury's poem Chinese Moon took first place in 2000 in the 13-18 year old category. The poem, descriptive of the setting sun, is economical in its language and ends with the simple lines 'Sleep beautiful child, sleep'. Chinese Moon was written as a birthday gift for New Zealand choral conductor and teaching colleague Elise Bradley in 2005.

Dedication note

Dedicated to Elise Bradley

Text note

Text by Alec Steury