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In the Forest : for SATB choir and piano

by Heather Percy (2020)

In the Forest


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In the Forest / music by Heather Percy ; text by Emilie Zoey Baker.

Library shelf no. 782.5542/PER 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

At the start of the COVID pandemic in 2020, Erzsi Marosszeky, Artistic Director of the community choir the Joubert Singers (Hunters Hill) recognised the need for creative opportunities to engage emerging artists. She commissioned composer Heather Percy and Melburnian poet Emilie Zoey Baker to collaborate and create a work especially for the Joubert Singers, with the performance of this new work to take place once lock down was over and musical performances recommenced. In the Forest is for SATB choir with piano accompaniment.

Work Details

Year: 2020

Instrumentation: SATB mixed choir, piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — The additive rhythms present some challenges alongside passage of close harmony.

Commission note: Commissioned by Erzsi Marosszeky and The Joubert Singers of Hunters Hill, Sydney.

First performance: by Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Choir — 28 Oct 22. Verbruggen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Performances of this work

28 Oct 22: Verbruggen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Choir.

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