• Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Seven Summer Songs (1993)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Parts available on sale separately.

  • rec6 tuned perc.4 untuned percpf
  • unison children's chorus
  • 20 min

Programme Note

Seven Summer Songs is set on Grandma’s farm – somewhere outwith Kirkwall or Stromness, perhaps even on one of the North Isles. This forms the scene for the hero’s or heroine’s annual break, though it’s not all leisure – participation in the daily work of a farm is expected, including such chores as milking and hay-making, but leaving enough time for nature-obervation and philosophy by the burn, and for being scared by a ‘ghost’ in the farmhouse.

The songs are scored for unison chorus and percussion with piano, and are dedicated to the pupils of the participating schools.

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