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A reading from the Song of songs : Sgs 2:8-10, 14, 16; 8:6-7

by Drew Crawford (2007)

reading from the Song of songs


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A reading from the Song of songs : Sgs 2:8-10, 14, 16; 8:6-7 / Drew Crawford.

Library shelf no. 782.55525/CRA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This is a mainly homophonic, polymodal setting of a reading from the Old Testament of the Bible popular at weddings, by turns ravishing and meditative, popular with modern couples for it's rare positive representation of sexuality and egalitarian gender relations within the Bible.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: SATB choir (minimum 4 soloists to large ensemble)

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Nicholas Playoust & Anita Kanetkar to celebrate their wedding, and dedicated to them

The composer cites the following influences on this work: Ross Edwards, Bjork


Performances of this work

9 Mar 07: St Joseph’s Church, Edgecliff, Sydney. Featuring Nicole Thomson, Jenny Duck-Chong, Philip Chu, David Greco.

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