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Work


Two songs of the River

for erhu (or violin) and choir

Year:  2019   ·  Duration:  5m 45s
Instrumentation:  erhu (or violin), SSAATTBB choir

Year:  2019
Duration:  5m 45s
Instrumentation  erhu (or violin), SSAATTBB ...

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1 - 3 of score

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In this work the poetry of one of China's most famous poets, Du Fu (712-770) is explored through two short poems which focus on the image of the river. The first poem is a description of a scene with river and hills. In the second poem the poet laments that he doesn't know when he will return to the land where the river is blue and the birds are a perfect white.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by the NZ Secondary Students Choir


Contents note

Single movement


Text note

Text by Du Fu (712-770)