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How shall we sing in a strange land... : SATB choir

by Joseph Twist (2011)

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Performance by Australian Boys Choir, Noel Ancell from the CD Dreams & desires

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Library shelf no. CD 2746 [Not for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: SATB choir, with soprano soloist.

Duration: 8 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Carl Crossin for performance by National Youth Choir of Australia with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by National Youth Choir of Australia, Carl Crossin at "Voices of the Spirit" - National Youth Choir of Australia 2012. (St John's Cathedral, Brisbane) on 7 Jul 2012

Words from: "A Song of Hope" by Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, from My People, and Psalm 137:4.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2015 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Vocal/Choral Finalist Joseph Twist


Performances of this work

7 Oct 2023: at Adelaide Chamber Choir Festival - Program Three (Elder Hall).

30 Mar 2019: at Music On Music (The Great Hall, University of Sydney). Featuring Sydney Chamber Choir, Sam Allchurch.

12 Apr 2017: at How Shall We Sing in a Strange Land? - Twist (St Mary's Basilica, Geelong). Featuring Tom Healey, Vox Angelicus.

7 Oct 2015: at MSO: Mozart Requiem + Twist (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

7 Jul 2012: at "Voices of the Spirit" - National Youth Choir of Australia 2012. (St John's Cathedral, Brisbane). Featuring National Youth Choir of Australia, Carl Crossin.

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