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,early summer when the skies are clear and blue, When wide warm fields are glad with corn as green as ever grew, And upland growths of wattles engolden all the view. Oh! is there conscious joyance in that heven so clearly blue? And is it a felt happiness that thus comes beating through. Great nature’s mother heart, when the golden year is new? When the woods are whitened over by the jolly cockatoo And swarm with birds as beautiful as ever gladdened through. The shining hours of time when the golden year was new.” Charles Harpur

Early Summer  is available in three versions:

  • Unison & piano – for Middle School, Advanced Primary, Secondary or adult choirs (in G major with a reduced vocal range)
  • SA & piano – for Advanced Primary school, Secondary school or adult choirs
  • SSA & piano – Secondary school or adult choirs

Early Summer was premiered in February 2013 by Brisbane Girls Grammar School Chamber Singers conducted by Paul Holley. Also performed at the Young Conservatorium State Honours Ensemble Program Qld 2013 conducted by Daniel Crump.

Duration – 3:45″

Key  – Ab major

Tempo  – Moderate

Full Score Sample

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Early Summer  Unison & Piano   Licence for 30 copies by PDF AU$30.00    Add to Cart
Early Summer  Unison & Piano   Licence for 45 copies by PDF AU$45.00    Add to Cart
Early Summer  SA & Piano       Licence for 30 copies by PDF AU$30.00    Add to Cart
Early Summer  SA & Piano       Licence for 45 copies by PDF AU$45.00    Add to Cart
Early Summer  SSA & Piano      Licence for 30 copies by PDF AU$30.00    Add to Cart
Early Summer  SSA & Piano      Licence for 45 copies by PDF AU$45.00    Add to Cart
Early Summer  Unison & Piano   MP3 Backing Track            AU$ 5.00    Add to Cart
Early Summer  SA/SSA & Piano   MP3 Backing Track            AU$ 5.00    Add to Cart

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