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RAIN IN THE MOUNTAINS

Composed in 2017, Rain in the Mountains  is suitable for Advanced Primary, Secondary school students and Adult choirs. It is available in SA or SSA and piano. It is based on a poem by Australian poet, Henry Lawson.  “The Valley’s full of misty cloud, Its tinted beauty drowning, The Eucalypti roar aloud, The mountain frosts […]

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The Forgotten

This setting of the hauntingly beautiful ANZAC poem, ‘The Forgotten,’  written by the Australian poet, Charles Harpur (1813-1868), was composed in 2012. It is available for SA, SSA, or SATB & piano. It is suitable for secondary school choirs & adult choirs. ‘The Forgotten’ is appropriate for ANZAC day and memorial services, school choral concerts, […]

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Sleep Song Lullaby

The words of this lullaby are based on the lovely historic poem written by the Australian poet Maurice Furnley (1881-1942) entitled ‘Sleep Song’ from his ‘Bay and Padie Book Kiddie Songs (1918).’ It is from the Australian Poetry series of choral songs and is suitable for Primary School aged children. It is available for Unison or SA & piano. This arrangement has blending harmonies […]

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Early Summer

Early summer is based on the descriptive historic poem ‘Early Summer’ by Australian poet Charles Harpur (1813-1868). It is melodic and uses warm, rich harmonies to express the lovely feeling that one has when the summer time first begins. Early Summer is available for Unison, SA or SSA and piano. ‘Tis the early summer season, […]

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