Die Spokedans

R 30.00

Die Spokedans is sung in Afrikaans. Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It evolved from the Dutch vernacular of Holland.

Die Spokedans is a colourful work for developing children’s choir. Directly translated it means The Ghost Dance, and is written in an easy waltz tempo. The work employs some exciting extended techniques that will keep the young choristers entertained. This work is available for two-part and three-part chorus with piano accompaniment.

Description

Award-winning composer, Pieter Bezuidenhout (1987 -) has come to be considered as one of South Africa’s most prominent young composers. Invested in the worlds of concert, chamber and theatre music, Bezuidenhout’s musical voice has come to be recognized as truly unique and innovative. He has received composition accolades from the Tri-Arts Music Foundation, The Stevans Grove International Composition Competition and the European Academy of Choral Conductors. He is regularly commissioned locally as well as internationally to write works for ensembles ranging from instrumental chamber groups to festival choirs. His works have been performed in Graz, Washington, Bratislava, Istanbul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and by the Choir of the Music Conservatory in the Canary Islands to great acclaim.

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