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sixth day of Christmas

Sheet Music: Score

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

by Linda Kouvaras (2006)


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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

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (11p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 4 mins

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

Includes full text.

Composer's no: AVR026

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).

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Jul 08.

ISMN: 979-0-720149-27-1

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