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Work


The Birds Began to Sing

for unaccompanied SATB and SSA choirs

Year:  1983   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  SATB - mixed unison choir; SSA - chorus

Year:  1983
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  SATB - mixed unison choir; ...

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About

This work exists in its own right but also exists in another form as Flute Song for the Birds - The Birds Began to Sing (an extended version with solo flute).


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Christchurch Secondary Schools Music Festival Committee


Text note

Text by Janet Frame


Performance history

22 Mar 1996: Performed by Bel Canto Vocal Ensemble conducted by Peter Walls at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington as part of the 1996 NZ International Festival of the Arts.