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for SATB choir and piano

Year:  2016

Year:  2016

Composer:   Chris Artley

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Chris Artley: Leisure; audio

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"Leisure" is an attractive setting for SATB voices and piano of Welsh poet, William Henry Davies poem of the same name. This piece was written for the Auckland Welsh Choir and their director, Diana Rhodes. She has commented, "Thank you so much for the song – I printed it out and enjoyed a little sing – very appealing setting and I like the little frisson in the harmony to make it interesting. The soprano part is grateful in the voice and indeed all parts lie well, so the choir will manage the tessitura easily."
– CA

Commissioned note

Written for the Auckland Welsh Choir and their director, Diana Rhodes, in August 2016.

Difficulty note

Chamber, Community and High School Choirs

Dedication note

For Diana Rhodes and the Auckland Welsh Choir, August 2016.

Text note

Text by William Henry Davies (1871 - 1940)