song for a young country (pdf if ordered for entire choir)


  • Catalog ID: S-94
  • Composer: David Hamilton
  • Voicing: ssaattbb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Maori
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Other: 1998 cd02
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Scored for 8-part mixed choir, Song for a Young Country draws on two sources for texts: a short traditional Maori text about Kupe, who "cut up the land," and the poetry of Robin Hyde (1906-1939) which is used here with the kind permission of her literary executor Derek Challis.  Hyde's text seems to speak directly to a "young country", noting present circumstances and looking forward to "building strong bridges and stairs."

Note: PDFS are sent ONLY when you order and pay for copies for your entire choir.  We do not send pdfs if a single copy is ordered.   If you need a single reference copy, it will be sent to you via US Mail for $2 plus shipping.. Copies for your entire choir need to be prepaid with a credit card.  Once we receive payment, we will send you the pdf with permission to make the number of purchased copies.