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Hold the Wind

for SSAA choir

Year:  2006

Year:  2006

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2

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This setting continues a series of pieces using texts from the tradition of the African-American spirituals. It uses typical melodic and rhythmic ideas from pieces in that tradition. The opening lines recur as a refrain but also appear within each verse. As with many spirituals, the text tells of the promise of heaven.

Piano may be used for rehearsal purposes.

Commissioned note

Written for the North Shore Ladies Choir and conductor Sheila Fox Evans

Text note

Text from traditional African-American spiritual

Performance history

14 Jun 2008: Performed by the North Shore Ladies Choir, conducted by Sheila Fox Evans at St. George's Church, Takapuna