Sheet Music: Score
Aussie : a love-song to Australia / music by Steve Wood ; words by Charbel Baini, adapted by Steve Wood.
by Steve Wood (2006)
The lyrics are an adaptation of a poem by expatriot Lebanese poet Charbel Baini. It is a love-song to Australia, a country which provided for Charbel, a new beginning. Written for two-part children's choir with the second part occasionally dividing to a third, it is accompanied by piano and optional percussion. It is a sincerely patriotic song with clear resonances with the issue of asylum seekers.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (9p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 5 min.
First performance 17 Sep 06. Rosella Festival Harris Park, NSW. Performed by the Our Lady of Lebanon College Primary Choir.
Charbel Baini is a Lebanese-born Australian poet whose poem 'Aussie' was written as a statement of patriotism to his new homeland amidst increasing speculation post 9/11 of the loyalty of those of 'Middle Eastern appearance' -- Composer's note.
Copyright held by Steve Wood.
Manuscript with composer.
First performance by Our Lady of Lebanon College Choir, at Rosella Festival, Harris Park, Sydney, on 17 September 2006 -- Composer's note.
Notation program: Finale 2005.
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