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Tide Pools

for SATB choir, speaker, piano, and some small percussion

Year:  1990   ·  Duration:  8m
Instrumentation:  Percussion: claves, maraca, small gong, tambourine

Year:  1990
Duration:  8m
Instrumentation  Percussion: claves, maraca,...

Kit Powell

Composer:   Kit Powell

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Sample Score

Sample: First page of each song.

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5 short pieces with a NZ flavour. The speaker plays the role of a rather serious teacher who does not see the funny side of what he is saying. In the rather wild movement "Mussels" he changes role to shout the Maori text like a "Karakia".

Difficulty note

Recommended by the composer for the Big Sing competition

Contents note

A collection of 5 short pieces for SATB, piano, speaker and some small percussion. It uses curious fragments of texts from books on seashore life

1. Sea Squirts
2. Starfish
3. Octopus
4. Mussels
5. Gastropods

Text note

"Seashore Life" by R. K. Dell (Reed 1981) "The Natural World of the Maori" by Margaret Orbell (Bateman 1985). The fragments of texts are so small that no copyright law is infringed.