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Hymnus ante somnus : for SATB chorus

by Simon Reade (2002)

Hymnus ante somnus


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Hymnus ante somnus : from Two Songs on Latin Texts / Simon Reade.

Library shelf no. 782.5527/REA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Hymnus ante Somnus (translated, 'Before Sleep') is a short choral setting in Latin of the same text used in English by Don Kay in 1977 - a work which I conducted the premiere of in 2001. Hymnus ante Somnus has also been arranged by the composer for instrumental performance, with versions for saxophone quartet, clarinet quartet, brass quartet - all under the title 'Song'.

Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: SATB choir.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to Don Kay

Written for: Tasmania University Musical Society Choir

from Two Songs on Latin Texts.

Revised 2009

Performances of this work

8 Sep 2017: at Voyage (Conservatorium Recital Hall (Hobart)). Featuring Hobart Wind Symphony, Simon Reade.

15 Nov 2009: at Concert in St George's (St George's Anglican Church, Battery Point).

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