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The Sixth day of Christmas : for choir (SATB)

by Linda Kouvaras (2006)

sixth day of Christmas


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The sixth day of Christmas : for choir (SATB) / Linda Kouvaras.

Library shelf no. 782.55542/KOU 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The Sixth Day of Christmas was written at the invitation of Hildy Essex, conductor and director of Australian Contemporary Chorale, for their performances at Melbourne's
Federation Square in December, 2006. Twelve composers were each invited to set one of the 'Days' with some regard to the performance environment - outside at the Square.
© Linda Kouvaras

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: SATB choir.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Australian Contemporary Chorale, Hildy Essex — Nov 06. Modern Miniatures, Shenstone, Merricks North, Victoria

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
All I really wanted was a yellow ball
In a gravel puddle**
And a partridge in a pear tree.
**The interpolated text harkens back to my last choral setting, Dusk, with text by Chris Wallace-Crabbe (From I’m Deadly Serious (Oxford; Melbourne: Oxford University
Press, 1988).


Performances of this work

Nov 06: Modern Miniatures, Shenstone, Merricks North, Victoria. Featuring Australian Contemporary Chorale, Hildy Essex.

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