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for SATB choir

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  2m

Year:  2008
Duration:  2m

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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When Auckland Choral was asked to sing at the funeral of a highly regarded and long-standing member of the choir, I offered to compose something special for the service. It needed to be a piece that could be quickly learnt. Blessing was the result. The text is by Wellington-based poet Anne Powell who is a member of the Catholic order of the Cenacle Sisters.

Blessing is a short poem of healing for those '…who walk the earth', and draws on images of the natural world – the light, the sea, and the wind. The piece is dedicated to the memory of Peter Gibbons, who particularly enjoyed the outdoors.

Dedication note

Dedicated to Peter Gibbs

Text note

Text by Anne Powell

Performance history

20 Feb 2008: Performed by the Auckland Choral, conducted by Peter Watts at University of Auckland Maclauren Chapel

07 Jun 2008: V8 Concert

19 Sep 2009: Trelew International Choir Contest 2009

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