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        Title Description Composer Voicing

        Three Carols – Terly Terlow

        #MM 0502a

        The old English text discusses the shepherds and the music suggests the sound of shepherds’ pipes.

        Three Carols – When Crist Was Born of Mary Free

        #MM 0502b

        The second song of the three also discusses the shepherds and the song of the angels.

        Three Motets after Victoria

        #MM2034

        This “Victoria Triptych” was written in 2011, the 400th anniversary of the death of the great Spanish polyphonist, Thomas Luis de Victoria. For unaccompanied SATB choir, and with divided parts, these wonderful Latin motets remind us that the great motet tradition is still vibrant and flourishing. The individual titles, recorded by the choir of St James King Street, Sydney, one of three commissioning choirs, are:

        Versa est in Luctum

        Lamentation of Jeremiah

        Hombres, Victoria, Victoria!

        Tides Of Ocean

        #MM 0415

        A six-minute piece that uses the Victor Carrell poem which describes the poet’s return to Australia by sea.

        Towards Autumn

        #MM 1503

        Nigel Butterley is one of Australia’s senior composers. This piece uses haiku texts and was originally composed for Gondwana Voices to perform at the Fifth World Symposium on Choral Music. Its harmonic idiom is quite advanced and it is a wonderful addition to the repertoire for an excellent children’s or female choir.

        Tunggare

        #MM 0408

        “Tunggare” means “voice” or “to sing” in an Australian dialect. This is a wonderful opening or closing to a concert. There is much repetition and very easy tenor and bass parts, so it is perfect for a high school choir (and other choirs as well!). It may also be used as a choral piece for audience participation.

        Two Kyries From The Winds Of Heaven

        #MM 2006

        These two songs are unusual, fresh and vivid. They resonate with ideas drawn from several religious philosophies. The composer sanctions performances within the context of Christian worship as well as any philosophic tradition which values the soul. Includes harmonic overtone singing.

        The individual parts are very simple and a large and sonorous ensemble is preferred. Mixed voices a cappella.

        Recording from”Honour the Earth” CD published by Sarah Hopkins
        Performed by Canticum conducted by Emily Cox
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        Two Kyries from the Winds of Heaven

        #MM2005
        Two Kyries from the Winds of Heaven    #MM2005      Treble voices 
        These short songs are unusual, fresh and vivid. They resonate with ideas drawn from several religious philosophies. The composer sanctions performances within the context of Christian worship as well as any philosophic tradition which values the soul. Includes harmonic overtone singing.
        The individual parts are very simple and a large and sonorous ensemble is preferred.
        Note : This score includes an additional alternative ‘Kyrie 11’
        Treble voices a cappella.
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        Until I Saw

        #MM 0402

        A slow meditative work. A beautiful imaginative piece that stands among the best.

        Versa est in Luctum (from Three Motets after Victoria)

        #MM2034(a)

        Number one of Twist’s “Victoria Triptych”. My harp is tuned for lamentation, and my flute to the voice of those who weep. Spare me, O Lord, for my days are as nothing (trans. Miguel Iglesias)

        Available in the set of Three Motets after Victoria – not available singly.

        Voice Of The River

        #MM 2041

        Orlovich has a keen ear for the way different texts resonate with each other. This piece uses the traditional Latin text Dulcis Jesu Memoria and Victor Carrell’s Voice of the River which draws on a series of images which address “love” as it is found in some of its myriad manifestations. Commissioned by Graeme Morton’s St Peters Chorale and suitable for a good high school or college choir. It could also be used in church situations as an anthem.

        Voices Of A Land

        #MM 0801

        An anthology of three songs, Cutty Sark, Midsummer Noon and Drovers. The score includes instructions for “random bush sounds”.

        Voices Of A Land – Cutty Sark

        #MM 0801a

         

        A tale of two ships the Cutty Sark and the Dunbar. The Dunbar was wrecked in the nineteenth century and calls to warn the Cutty Sark of danger “do you hear my faint ahoy?”.

         

         

        Voices Of A Land – Drovers

        #MM 0801c

         

        The drover drives his herd of cattle over the plains of parched landscape.

        (The musical example is performed by Young Voices of Melbourne – Directed by Mark O’Leary)

        Voices Of A Land – Midsummer Noon

        #MM 0801b

        The song describes the stillness of the Australian bush during the oppressive heat of midsummer. The song ends with “random bush sounds” to be produced by the choir members.

        (The musical example is performed by Young Voices of Melbourne – Directed by Mark O’Leary)

        Wake Up!

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        Wake Up! is a rhythmic and energetic piece that re-imagines the choir ensemble as a contemporary band. Amongst the global frenzy of contemporary culture, hip-hop and urban music has become the ‘folk music’ that resonates strongly with our current generation. This piece captures the vibrancy of those rhythms and melodies through the imitation of driving hip-hop beats and vociferous rap vocal.

         

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        or in Australia from Hal Leonard Australia (wholesale) VIA YOUR PREFERRED SUPPLIER.

        Waltzing Matilda

        #MM 0404

        A masterly and unique arrangement of Australia’s favourite song.

        We Welcome Summer

        #MM 0410

        A wonderful piece which welcomes “the glorious blessing of light” asking us to “pour out our darkness into the glorious forgiving light”. Would suit a good college or church choir. It could also be used as an Epiphany anthem with a difference, since Epiphany appears in the middle of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

        When The Sleepy Man Comes

        #MM 1014

        A delightful choral piece for junior choristers aged six to nine. The three stanzas of this song feature graceful singable lines in a classical style. Highly recommended for a choir’s first competition.

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        Where Go The Boats

        #MM 1009

        A graceful setting of the Robert Louis Stevenson poem for young children.

        (The performance is by the Brisbane Birralee Voices Junior Choir)