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Sea Song

for SA choir and piano

Year:  2017   ·  Duration:  3m 20s

Year:  2017
Duration:  3m 20s

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton


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This poem, by NZ poet Margaret Mahy, tells of someone watching the ocean. It is likened to a horse which '...stamps and whinnies and tosses its mane.' However this is a dangerous beast, one that shouldn't be trusted or loved. The poet also wonder what the ocean thinks of those who observe it.

Commissioned note

Written for Black Watch Singers at St Cuthbert's College, Auckland and conductor Fiona Tibbles

Difficulty note

Suitable for school and community choirs

Text note

Text by Margaret Mahy