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Christmas letter : for SATB choir

by Wendy Hiscocks (2001)

Audio Sample

Performance by Sydney Chamber Choir, Nicholas Routley from the CD Short cuts

Short cuts


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Short cuts : 14.

Library shelf no. CD 1476 [Available for loan]

Christmas letter


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Christmas letter : for SATB choir / music by Wendy Hiscocks ; words by T. Doherty.

Library shelf no. 782.55542/HIS 2 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

The text of Christmas Letter was never intended to be sung. It was a friend's account of a family Christmas in Australia written and mailed to me hundreds of miles away in London where the darkest days of a British winter had set in. The brilliant, witty narrative certainly brightened my Christmas. It was far too inspired to be assigned to a drawer and much less to a garbage bin, so I decided to set it for unaccompanied choir for others to enjoy.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: SATB choir, piano (for rehearsal only).

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Sydney Chamber Choir, Nicholas Routley — 18 Sep 04. St James' Church, King Street, Sydney


Performances of this work

18 Sep 04: St James' Church, King Street, Sydney. Featuring Sydney Chamber Choir, Nicholas Routley.

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