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The NZ Bush (SSA)

for SSA choir and piano

Year:  2015   ·  Duration:  3m 20s

Year:  2015
Duration:  3m 20s

Composer:   Chris Artley

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Chris Artley: The NZ Bush (...

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Chris Artley: The NZ Bush; ...

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 2 and 3

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About

An evocative piece for SSA choir and piano featuring lush harmonies to conjure up the beauty of New Zealand's native bush, flora and fauna.

'When I introduced 'The NZ Bush’ to my choir and we hummed and sang through for the first time the girls were so pleased and happy to enter into it. The piece seemed to speak to them not only through the text but through the delicious scene painting in music. They really appreciated the immediacy of the experience and the connection to their own world. They also really approved of the overall theme and especially appreciated a reminder to experience the world other than through social media’.
– Carmel Carroll, Director of Voice at St Mary’s College, Auckland.

'Chris’s music composed for this beautifully descriptive text is equally sensitive to the words and demands interpretive performance with good phrasing and nuances, breath control and dynamics. It is an excellent art song and a wonderful repertoire piece for a good choir’.
– Leonie Lawson, Director of the Auckland Girls’ Choir


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Leonie Lawson for performance by the Auckland Girls' Choir.


Difficulty note

Suitable for treble voice choirs


Dedication note

For Leonie Lawson and the Auckland Girls' Choir 2015


Text note

Text by David Hardy


Performance history

MIDI reduction