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Summer, Pelorus Sound

for two-part choir and piano

Year:  2013

Year:  2013

Composer:   David Griffiths


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The piece captures the setting of a typical New Zealand summer basking in heat, the salt sea, speedboats and the cacophony of birds.

Commissioned note

This song was commissioned by the New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing (NEWZATS) with assistance from Creative New Zealand for their 25th anniversary celebrations.

Difficulty note

Composed to accomodate the demands of Level 3 NCEA.

Text note

Text by Denis Glover