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RAIN IN THE MOUNTAINS

New in 2017, Rain in the Mountains (SSA)  is suitable for Secondary school students and Adult choirs. 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 are frowning. The mist is hanging like a pall, […]

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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: “He fought for his country, the star of the brave, And died for it’s weal when to die was to save. And wisdom and Valour long over him wept, And Beauty, for ages, […]

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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 Poets series of choral songs and is suitable for Primary School aged children. It is available either in SA & piano or Unison & piano. This arrangement has blending […]

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Early Summer

This piece 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 feeling that one has when the summer time first begins: ‘Tis the early summer season, when the skies are clear and blue, When wide warm fields are glad with corn as […]

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