Henrik Colding-Jørgensen: Pelican Choir

f. equal voices, SS+AA+SS+AA a cappella. British text by Edward Lear.

Copyright ã 2007 H. Colding-Jorgensen

Manuscript.

 

See page 2, 5 and 7 of the score.

 

The choir should be placed in the four corners of the hall, as shown in the score.

 

Text:

We live on the Nile. The Nile we love.

By night we sleep on the cliffs above.

By day we fish, and at eve we stand

On long bare islands of yellow sand.

And when the sun sinks slowly down

And the great rock walls grow dark and brown,

Where the purple river rolls fast and dim

And the ivory Ibis starlike skim,

Wing to wing we dance around.

Text from: Edward Lear (1812-1888): ThePelican Chorus.

 

First performed at Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, 8 June 2008 by Ancora Womens Choir

 

 

Scandinavia: Songs of the Sea, June 8, 2008, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle

Dr. Jerome L. Wright, Artistic Director, Tess Orozco, Assistant Artistic Director

Jeremiah Oliver, Accompanist

 

This spring 2008 concert was a collaboration between Ancora and the

Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle.

 

The beautiful museum played stage to Ancora’s collection of Norwegian, Swedish,

Finnish, Danish, and Estonian pieces, featuring works from Zoltán Kodály, Jean

Sibelius, Daniel E. Gawthrop, and Henrik Colding-Jorgensen.

 

A reception followed the performance, comprised of Scandinavian delicacies

prepared by members of the Nordic Heritage Museum.