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Rain chant : for SSA choir & piano

by Katy Abbott (2011)

Rain chant


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Rain chant : for SSA choir & piano / Katy Abbott.

Library shelf no. 782.6542/ABB 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This commissioning school for Rain Chant is situated in a bushy area just outside Melbourne. Eltham was affected by the Black Saturday fires and students and families from the school living further out were affected also. This text does not reference fire as such but is about the connection with the land and the importance of rain. This is my second work focusing on rain, the other work, a slightly older and advanced piece, Aspects of Dreaming (SATB).

This work is suitable for high school or community choirs and involves an improvisation element based around given material which added to the 'chant' nature of this little piece.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: SSA choir, piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: For Melissa Lee and Eltham College Choir

Commission note: Commissioned by the Friends of Music for the 2011 Singapore Choir Tour, Eltham College, Vic.

First performance: 9 Dec 11. Police Academy Chapel, Glen Waverley, Vic

The text is based on a poem by Eltham College student, Clare Millar.


Performances of this work

5 May 2019: at Choral@Montsalvat (Montsalvat).

9 Dec 11: Police Academy Chapel, Glen Waverley, Vic

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