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Items by David Hamilton

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Comment: Re: Christmas Around the World
If you'd like to consider something from New Zealand (a summer Christmas) let me know and I'd be happy to suggest some tings. Also there is a piece of mine in the World Carols for Choirs which has been recommended to you. David Hamilton Auckland, New Zealand david@dbhmusic.co.nz  
Comment: Re: Women's Choir and Brass ensemble
My Christmas cycle "A Child Comes Forth" (originally for SSA, harp and percussion) was done by Young Voices of Colorado in a version for choir and brass. The scoring was done over there, but I could source it if interested. The work in its original form has had a number of international performances...
Comment: Re: Women's and Mixed...contemporary repertoire?
My "Dance Song to the Creator" is for SSA and SATB semichoruses with large SATB  choir - piano duet (4 hands, 1 piano) and percussion accompaniment. Lively, rhythmic piece. Text combines 15th  century Indian text, with Te Deum extract. Has had a number of international performances, mostly recen...
Comment: Re: christmas composition with brass quintet and percussion
I have a cycle "Christmas Come In!" for mixed-voice choir and brass quintet (no percussion though). It's 4 movements, and about 12 minutes duration. Has two traditional northern hemisphere texts, and two from the southern hemisphere which speak of summer Christmases. Happy to send a sample score el...
Comment: Re: Christmas Seasonal Chorus with Brass Quintet Possibilities
Hello from New Zealand. I can offer a Christmas cycle for choir (SATB with divisi) and brass quintet. The four texts are a mix of the traditional and the southern hemisphere experience of a summer Christmas. The programme note for the work is as follows:   I was keen to avoid texts with referen...
Forum message: Seeking Mass text in vernacular or contemporary language
I am being commissioned to write a "mass" for a church choir in memory of the previous minister (Presbyterian). He was keen the church choir had a mass which could be used by the choir as might be appropriate for services - that is, the individual movements could be drawn on when needed. The idea w...
Comment: Re: Looking for music related to mining
  I have an arrangement of a New Zealand folksong "Down in the Brunner Mine" - however it is about a mining disaster so perhaps not so appropriate for a celebratory event. Hwoever if interested contact me. The current setting is SSA but could be re-done easily for SATB. The text begins:   The...
Comment: Re: SSA chamber choir + stringquartet
You might like to look at my "The Circle of Days": SSA, string quartet and piano. It's a setting of the St Francis of Assissi poem Canticle of the Sun in an english transaltion. The score is publisjhed by SULASOL (Finland). It was written for the 20th anniversary of the Youth Choir of Oulainen (FIna...
Comment: Re: Choral compositions with overtone singing
I wrote a piece last year for SSAA choir and singing bowl, which uses some overtone singing at the end. It's a setting of "Ave Maris Stella" using the plainchant as the basis of most of the material. Contact me if interested in seeing a score. I also have a recording although I didn't have any p...
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
Last movement Verdi 'Requiem'? Last movement Tippett "A Child of Our Time" - the setting of 'Deep River' - absolutely sublime. Movements from bigger works often benefit from the cumulative effect of the whole piece. Faure "Cantique de Jean Racine"? Surprised by the enthusiasm for Mozart "A...
Comment: Re: How much should self-published composers' music cost?
As a largely self-published composer, I have generally looked on sites like JW Pepper for works of similar voicing and duration, and priced accordingly. When supplying PDF files I would simply take out the copying component and something which might be seen as my "time compenent" (for assembling t...
Comment: Re: women's choir + guitar
If you'd like to consider a couple of pieces of mine that are nothing like Iberian music...   Shall I Compare Thee to A Summer's Day (SSA and guitar) - published by SULASOL Count Me the Stars (SSAA and guitar) - available from me directly   Recordings available of both pieces. Neithe...
Comment: Re: Only allowed to purchase music from certain vendors?????
As a composer from outside of the USA (who often now supplies choirs PDF files directly), I have even found an institution which refused to allow an order from a publisher outside of the USA. I ended up making a gift of the scores just to ensure the performance went ahead. Aren't you guys suppose...
Comment: Re: Magic theme
I have a setting of poem "Magic" by New Zealand poet Margaret Mahy. Although originally scored for SATB choir (with piano and trumpet) it could be re-done for treble voices if you were interested. It was written for a community choir, so not too difficult. Tried to attach MP3 score sample but it...
Comment: Re: Competition winning choral repertoire
You could consider my works:   Veni Sancte Spiritus (2000) Winner of the University of Bologna (Italy) composer's competiton 2000. Reasonably challenging work although scores were sought suitable for university choirs. Unaccompanied. Published by SULASOL   Deus, Deus Meus (2005) Winn...
Comment: Re: HIV/AIDS Repertoire
Hi from New Zealand   I've recently written a new piece for the Auckland Gay and Lesbian Singers "A Bright Light Still Shines". The text is from the poetry book "How Can You Write a Poem When You're Dying of AIDS" although this text is quite uplifting and I've used a 'gospel-spirirtual' kind ...
Comment: Re: Community choir and bell choir?
If you're interested in a New Zealand Christmas work (i.e. a summertime Christmas) then I have "This Summer Child". Originally for SA/SSA choirs with handbells and piano duet, I've just done a new version for 2 solo (S and M-S) voices wth SATB choir (and bells/piano duet) for a local community c...
Comment: Re: cries and bells?
I have a work "Old London Street Cries" which sets the same kind of texts as these other works. SATB, not too difficult. Duration about 5 minutes. Has been performed several times here. Would be happy to send a PDF of the score for you to have a look at if you wished.   David Hamilton Auckl...
Forum message: Works to go with Bach Magnificat
We are looking at programming the J S Bach ‘Magnificat’ in D major BWV 243 next year as the first half of a concert. Probably ending the second half of the concert with the Haydn 'Te Deum'. Looking for a 20th/21st century 'foil' to fill out the 2nd half of the programme. We are keen to c...
Comment: Re: YouTube for performing and selling your own composition
A young man in Singapore did something similar with my piece "A Celtic Blessing". He says he got tired of studying his chemistry and decided to record all four voice parts of a piece of mine he had sung at high school. The resulting video, which is very nicely done, is at: http://www.youtube....
Comment: Re: copyright permission conundrum
  I would agree with Paul Carey. In these days of people posting things on the internet it's often equally hard to track down copyright oweners (especially from way down here at the bottom of the South Pacific!). I'd be inclined to include a note (disclaimer) saying "Every attempt has been mad...