Toring

R 35.00

Toring 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.

Toring is based on extracts from the poem Ek wag in my hart, written by the famous South African poet, Breyten Breytenbach. The themes of love and longing is explored, as a dialogue between the choristers and the piano accompaniment. The work is a rich musical showcasing perfect for any concert or competition setting.

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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 Chorall 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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