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Black-eyed Susan. Leanne Daharja Veitch. A cappella. Secular , Partsong. Language. English. SSATB.

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Black-eyed Susan. Leanne Daharja Veitch. A cappella. Secular , Partsong. Language. English. SSATB.

Original

When writing "Black-eyed Susan" , I decided to try story-telling in song, and for this work I went back to my roots, when I was growing up in Hong Kong. 1981-1984. I remembered going shopping in Jardine's Bazaar, which was around the corner from where I lived. the Hoi Ping Road mentioned in the song. , and talking to one of the stallholders there. She said she'd been "wooed" by her husband sixty years ago, when she sold fish and frogs, and he sold hundred-year-old eggs. I thought it made a good story, and although I've embellished it a bit, I like to think that the happy couple. now ninety years on, if they're still alive. , wouldn't mind too much. The piece is designed to be sung a cappella , and is quick and easy to learn to performance standard, ideally suiting a choir from small to medium size, of any level of ability. The final verse is accompanied by hand clapping. preferably by a small section of the choir. and a loud cheer of "Hei. " at the end. The work is rhythmic, and should be lots of fun to sing. It is also just one of a series of flower songs I have written that are available here at CPDL.. As always, if you perform it, this little composer would love to hear about it - let me know at my website. link below. Cheers.

Translation

When writing "Black-eyed Susan" , I decided to try story-telling in song, and for this work I went back to my roots, when I was growing up in Hong Kong. 1981-1984. I remembered going shopping in Jardine's Bazaar, which was around the corner from where I lived. the Hoi Ping Road mentioned in the song. , and talking to one of the stallholders there. She said she'd been "wooed" by her husband sixty years ago, when she sold fish and frogs, and he sold hundred-year-old eggs. I thought it made a good story, and although I've embellished it a bit, I like to think that the happy couple. now ninety years on, if they're still alive. , wouldn't mind too much. The piece is designed to be sung a cappella , and is quick and easy to learn to performance standard, ideally suiting a choir from small to medium size, of any level of ability. The final verse is accompanied by hand clapping. preferably by a small section of the choir. and a loud cheer of "Hei. " at the end. The work is rhythmic, and should be lots of fun to sing. It is also just one of a series of flower songs I have written that are available here at CPDL.. As always, if you perform it, this little composer would love to hear about it - let me know at my website. link below. Cheers.