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The True History of Resurrection Jack

for TBB choir and piano

Year:  2006

Year:  2006

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 1-3

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This short piece sets a text which appears to relate to South Africa in time of apartheid. There are references to the 'veldt' and a clear distinction between the life expectation of whites and blacks. The story is a simple one, a small black baby is found by passing white people, taken home and grows up amongst his adoptive people. The moral of the story is that '...things go deeper than white or black'.

Dedication note

Written for Claire Caldwell and the Dilworth Foundation Singers of Dilworth School in Auckland

Text note

Text by Evangeline Paterson

Performance history

21 Jun 2006: Performed by the Dilworth Foundation Singers cond. Claire Caldwell; Town Hall, Auckland