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Blue Work

Te Whakaaro Pai Ki Nga Tangata

Maori Christmas carol for SAA girl's choir with conga and bongos

Year:  1994   ·  Duration:  4m

Year:  1994
Duration:  4m

Composer:   Helen Fisher

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The Maori text for this Christmas season choral work is drawn from the Gospel of Luke (Ch.2. verses 10,14) and also Isaiah Ch. 9. verse 6). The work was revised for SATB choir in 1997.

Accurate Maori pronunciation is required for this work

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Ros Emeleus for Chilton St. James Choir, with funding by the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand).

Contents note

Single movement

Text note

Text: From the Maori Bible

Performance history

04 Dec 1994: Premiered by Chilton St. James Choir.

Performed by Otago Girls' High School Choir

Performed by Resolutions at the Big Sing National Finale '09, Dunedin Town Hall