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The twelve days of Christmas : for SATB choir

by Stuart Greenbaum (2006)

twelve days of Christmas


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The twelve days of Christmas : for SATB choir / Stuart Greenbaum.

Library shelf no. 782.55542/GRE 5 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The Twelve Days of Christmas is a new setting of the traditional Christmas carol with the addition of some modern 'pop' commentary. It 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 associated with the University of Melbourne were each invited to set one of the 'Days' with some regard to the performance environment - outside at the Square. The other composers included in this project were Katy Abbott, Brenton Broadstock, Hildy Essex, Raelene Howell, Tom Jones., Linda Kouvaras, Vaughan McAlley, Mark Pollard, Kevin Purcell, Stephen Scholte and Jo Selleck.

It is suggested that any choir singing this piece should ideally be aware of the pop songs that are embedded within the texture, in order to perform them idiomatically and authentically. The songs are:

Bay City Rollers: Rock,n,Roll Love Letter

Abba: Dancing Queen

Sting: Soul Cages

The Beatles: And Your Bird Can Sing

Tears for Fears: Sowing the Seeds of Love

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: SATB choir.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Dedication note: Dedicated to Australian Contemporary Chorale

Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Contemporary Chorale.

First performance: by Australian Contemporary Chorale, Hildy Essex — Federation Square, Melbourne


Performances of this work

Unknown date: Federation Square, Melbourne. Featuring Australian Contemporary Chorale, Hildy Essex.

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