Rosemary Russell grew up in a musical vicarage family, primarily singing hymns. At eight years old, she was exposed to the choral music of the Auckland Cathedral under Sir Peter Godfrey. At Canterbury University she studied with John Cousins and David Sell. She also studied piano with Wallace Woodley and Rae de Lisle.
Rosemary was a foundation member of the Festival Singers of Wellington in 1976 and worked for over 20 years as a secondary school music teacher. She taught at Tawa Primary School for ten years and at Queen Margaret College for nine. She is currently engaged in many musical pursuits, including singing, playing the piano, conducting and composing.
For me, the voice is a way to access the soul and to experience the divine. Compositions are often the fruit of significant human experience, brought into the light with much toil. Respecting this, results in a rich performance.
for three part treble choir with SATB choir and finger cymbals, 6m
for SATB vocal ensemble or chamber choir, 2m 43s
for SATB choir, 2m
for SATB ensemble and piano, 4m 30s
for SATB choir with piano, 3m 20s
for SATB choir with piano or guitar
for SATB, 3m 40s
for SATB choir, 2m 20s
for SSAA choir, 2m 30s
for SATB choir, 3m
for SSAATB choir and piano, 3m 20s
for SATB choir, 2m 48s
for unison voices and piano or guitar, 3m
for SSAA choir with piano, 3m 30s
for SATB choir, 2m 30s
a christmas musical, 20m
for soprano and piano, 2m 30s
arrangement by Glenys Chiaroni for SATB choir with flute and piano, 3m 30s
for SATB choir and piano, 2m
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