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The Moon is Distant from the Sea

for SSA choir and piano

Year:  1987

Year:  1987

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1 - 3 of score

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This work was written in a few days while the composer was attending the 1987 National Summer School in Choral Conducting at Nelson. It was tailored to the needs of the particular tutor group, and needed to be quickly rehearsed - hence the relatively easy SAB choral parts in the original voicing. The first performance was conducted by the composer in one of the school's twilight concerts.

This version for SSA was made a week or so later and used at another summer school by the composer. The work is a setting of a short poem by American poet Emily Dickinson (1831-1886), and is dedicated the Australian conductor and music educator Faye Dumont.

Difficulty note

Moderately easy work

Dedication note

Dedicated to Faye Dumont

Text note

Text by Emily Dickinson

Performance history

03 Nov 2007: Performed by the Toronto Children's Chorus conducted by Elise Bradley at the Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Canada