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We welcome summer : SATB choir

by Clare Maclean (1996)

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Performance by Sydney Chamber Choir, Paul Stanhope from the CD Osanna

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We welcome summer


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We welcome summer / music by Clare Maclean ; words by Michael Leunig.

Library shelf no. 782.55525/MAC 3 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

We Welcome Summer sets a poem from Micheal Leunig's book, The Prayer Tree; both the poem and the music celebrate qualities of the strong light of the Australian summer.

Work Details

Year: 1996

Instrumentation: SSAATTBB choir.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Good amateur.

Commission note: Commissioned by Stephen Leek for performance by The Australian Voices.. Commissioned by Stephen Leek for Australian Voices 1996 concert tour.

First performance: by The Australian Voices — May 96. St James Church, King Street, Sydney

Text is taken from 'The Prayer Tree' by Michael Leunig.


Performances of this work

10 Dec 2022: at The Oriana Chorale: Midsummer (Yhuuramulum, Canberra Girls Grammar School). Featuring Oriana Chorale, Dan Walker.

8 Nov 2020: at Sun Music (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Chamber Choir, Sam Allchurch.

1 Dec 2019: at Bel a cappella | Noel (St Augustine’s Catholic Church (Balmain)). Featuring Bel a cappella, Anthony Pasquill.

9 Jun 2013: at Brisbane Chamber Choir (St John's Cathedral, Brisbane). Featuring Brisbane Chamber Choir.

May 96: St James Church, King Street, Sydney. Featuring The Australian Voices.

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