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Stay awhile : SATB choir

by Sally Greenaway (2008, this version: 2012)

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Performance by Luminescence Chamber Choir from the CD Aubade & nocturne

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Aubade & nocturne / music of Sally Greenaway.

Library shelf no. CD 2621 [Available for loan]

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Stay awhile : for unaccompanied SATB choir / music and lyrics by Sally Greenaway.

Library shelf no. 782.55542/GRE 8 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This evocative piece was written as a gift for Woden Valley Youth Choir (scored for SA with a stunning, reflective piano accompaniment). It has since been re-arranged for a capella SATB, for Luminescence Chamber Choir.

The lyrics are about overcoming adversity or difficult times: to comfort and inspire when feeling lost or caught up in life's events.

"If the moon goes out I will light a star, and brighten up your heart. If you're feeling down, I will raise you up and hold you close awhile."

"Through silver waves on an emerald sea, and fields of glistening sand, if your hope is lost I will find a way - I'll take us home one day."

Work Details

Year: 2008, this version: 2012

Instrumentation: SSAATTBB choir.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Medium to advanced

Written for: Luminescence Chamber Choir

Performances of this work

22 Mar 2015: at Australian Women Composers: Whitwell & Greenaway (High Court of Australia). Featuring Luminescence Chamber Choir, Sally Greenaway.

14 Sep 08: St Andrew's Church, Canberra. Featuring Woden Valley Youth Choir, Alpha Gregory.

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