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Work


The Dragons are Singing Tonight

for mixed-voice choir (SATB) and brass band

Year:  1996   ·  Duration:  18m

Year:  1996
Duration:  18m

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: p1,4,21,32,45,51,57

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About

This work is scored for mixed-voice choir and brass band. The poems are from a collection of the same name by American poet Jack Prelutsky. The work is a light-hearted look at the subject of dragons, largely from their own perspective.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Auckland Choral Society and conductor Peter Watts with funding from Creative New Zealand


Contents note

  1. If You Don't Believe in Dragons
  2. I am waiting, waiting, waiting
  3. The Mechanical Dragon
  4. Boom! The Thunder Dragon
  5. A Dragon's lament
  6. The Dragons are Singing Tonight
  7. Once They All Believed in Dragons

Text note

Text from The Dragons are Singing Tonight by Jack Prelutsky, published by Greenwillow Books


Performance history

29 Jun 1996: Performed by Auckland Choral Society and Fosters Auckland Brass Band conducted by Peter Watts at the Civic Theatre Auckland

06 Sep 1997: Performed by the City of Dunedin Choir and St. Kilda Brass Band with conductor Ken Smith Junior

17 May 2008: Brass and Voices

Performed by the City of Dunedin Choir and St. Kilda Brass Band with conductor David Burchell in December 2002

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