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Sunrise at Mangawhai

for SSAATTBB choir

Year:  2015

Year:  2015

Composer:   David Hamilton

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Score

Sample: pages 1-3

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The text was found on a Department of Conservation noticeboard at Mangawhai, a popular beach north of Auckland. it is a short Māori text (presumably a proverb) which tells of dawn breaking over the ocean, providing warmth for both sea and land. the music gradually builds to the words 'Tis daylight'.

Difficulty note

Suitable for school and community choirs

Dedication note

Written for Choralation 2015 and conductor Rowan Johnston