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Dawn Desiderata : SATB choir

by Raffæle Marcellino (2008)

Dawn Desiderata


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Dawn Desiderata / Raffæle Marcellino ; text adapted by the composer from Max Erhmann

Library shelf no. 782.55542/MAR 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Dawn Desiderata was commissioned by the Sydney Philharminia Choirs for the 2009 Sydney Festival for the Dawn Awakenings events.
The text is adapted from Max Erhmann's Desiderata, which for years was thought to be an anonymous 18th century text found by accident in a New England Church.
The work is intended as a gentle whisper to the ear of the community in its daily awakening of what is increasingly a complex world, saturated with with information and knowledge.
So much so that truth, reason, emotion, lies, rhetoric, verbage lie tanlged, undifferentiated and completely accessible to all.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: SATB choir.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Could be performed by a good community choir

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.. Commissioned by Brett Weymark and Sydney Philharmonia Choir for 2009 Sydney Festival event 'Dawn Chorus'

First performance: by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Brett Weymark — 10 Jan 09. Balmoral Beach, Sydney, at dawn

Performances of this work

10 Jan 09: Balmoral Beach, Sydney, at dawn. Featuring Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Brett Weymark.

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