Eight Arrangements of Batak and Indonesian Hymns for SATB Choir

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McNeill, Rhoderick J. 2010. Eight Arrangements of Batak and Indonesian Hymns for SATB Choir. PRSU Auditorium, Medan, Indonesia.
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Eight Arrangements of Batak and Indonesian Hymns for SATB Choir

Type of WorkMusical composition
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ComposerMcNeill, Rhoderick J
Year2010
Place of PublicationPRSU Auditorium, Medan, Indonesia
Description of Work

8 arrangements of hymns, in which the material is reconfigured and varied in every stanza, was performed in a large bracket by a major Indonesian choir, 'Consolatio' as part of their 21st annual concert. Each piece takes a pre-existing hymn tune, reharmonises it then presents the thematic material in different combinations, voicings and harmonisations. The result is a new genre of work within the Indonesian church music context.

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360302. Music composition and improvisation
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8 arrangements of hymns, in which the material is reconfigured and varied in every stanza, was performed in a large bracket by a major Indonesian choir, 'Consolatio' as part of their 21st annual concert. Each piece takes a pre-existing hymn tune, reharmonises it then presents the thematic material in different combinations, voicings and harmonisations. The result is a new genre of work within the Indonesian church music context.

The choir Consolatio was founded in 1989 by then University of North Sumatra students. I was a consultant with the choir until 1995. This year I have written four new arrangements and one original choral piece for this ensemble. The choir has been active for 25 years.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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