Lukannon : male choir
by Percy Grainger (1989, this version: 1898)
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Library shelf no. CD 1018 [Available for loan]
The poem in this work comes from Rudyard Kipling's 'The white seal' in The Second Jungle Book, where it is described by Kipling as a 'sort of very sad seal National Anthem'. This lament, sung by the seals when they are heading back to their beaches in the summer, tells of the seal-rookeries and the coming of the sealers to cull them.
— Penelope Thwaites
Year: 1989, this version: 1898
Instrumentation: A cappella male voice choir.
Duration: 6 min.
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