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Te Manawa Tapu - Children of the Sacred Heart

for two-part treble voices and piano

Year:  2009

Year:  2009

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1 - 3 of score

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1 and 2 of voice part

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When Auckland's Baradene College celebrated its centennial in 2009 it was suggested a special centinnial piece be written for the Year 7 and 8 choir to perform. My good friend Diedre McOnie (a former student of the school) asked that the students write some ideas or poems about the school, and we devised a final text that incorporated ideas from various students' work. Additionally, past school songs provided inspiration (and an occasional line), as well as small elements from the school's haka, a Māori translation of Sacred Heart, and the school motto 'Cor Unum'. The completed work was intended to bring together as wide range of elements from the school's past as possible, while at the same time looking forward.

Commissioned note

Written for Baradene College in Auckland

Text note

Text by Deidre McOnie and David Hamilton