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Across the Line

for TTBB choir

Year:  2005

Year:  2005

Composer:   David Hamilton

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About

This piece was written for my ex-colleague Mary Siew and her band at Shanghai American School, prior to a planned visit there in early 2007.

New Zealand is too young a country to have a true 'folk' tradition and much traditional folk music is really variants of earlier British songs, often with local names and places substituted for the originals. In this piece it deals with the seas and the lives of sailors.


Dedication note

Dedicated to Mary Siew


Contents note

  1. Across the Line
  2. Friendly Road
  3. A Long Time Ago

Text note

Text from anonymous folk songs from Neil Colquhon's collection Songs of a Young Country: New Zealand Folksongs