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I hope I never SOUNZwrite study guide


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This SOUNZwrite study guide contains:

  • Study Guide
  • Accompanying CD
  • Study score - please contact SOUNZ if you would like to purchase additional copies of the study score.

I Hope I Never, Tim Finn’s soaring ballad, was a 1980s hit for iconic Kiwi band Split Enz. The guide compares the original song with Eddie Rayner’s ENZSO orchestration, and is packed with well-written activities centered on the song, the album, the band, and the composer and arranger. The score contains the original chart and orchestration.

This revised version was adapted for study at NCEA Level 1.

Series title

SOUNZwrite education series


Publisher note

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music Trust

Author note

Researched and written by Cheryl Camm, and revised for NCEA by Karen Carter.