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Blue Work


Song of Hope

for unaccompanied SATB choir

Year:  2002   ·  Duration:  3m 28s

Year:  2002
Duration:  3m 28s

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Sample Audio

Sample: 0'00 - 1'00"

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1-3

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About

The text for this song is based on a story told to Elena Poletti in 1999 by Nola Leov, about the sinking of the ferry, the Wahine, in Wellington harbour in 1968. When the order to abandon ship was given some Maori men formed a human chain to help pass people along to the lifeboats, and they sang as they did this, to keep people's spirits up. The poem and music captures the sense of bravery and determination from this situation.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Elena Poletti


Dedication note

Dedicated to the victims of the Wahine disaster


Contents note

One movement


Text note

Poem by Elena Poletti


Performance history

01 Sep 2007: Performed by the Graduate Choir

22 Sep 2007: Performed by the Graduate Choir

24 Sep 2007: Performed by the Graduate Choir

26 Sep 2007: Performed by the Graduate Choir

28 Sep 2007: Performed by the Graduate Choir

29 Sep 2007: Performed by the Graduate Choir

Performed by the Graduate Choir conducted by Terence Maskell, September 2007

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