Composition Date: 1982
Revision Date: 1983
Duration: 00:09:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
Programme Note:
Sun was commissioned by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and received its world premiere at the gala opening concert of Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto's new concert hall, on September 13, 1982.

The piece takes the form of a day in the life of the sun, beginning with the soft light of dawn, rising to the great energy of the noon heat, then cooling to end quietly with the twilight. The text consists of words for sun from around the world, starting in the Far East and travelling (via) Asia, Europe and Africa, to the Americas.


Premiere Information:
Roy Thomson Hall, September 13, 1982


  • Call Number:
  • MV 6000 S296su
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 4, 1990
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (15 p.) ;
    15 Pages
    Height: 22 cm
    Width: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Composed in 1982.
    Text consists of words for "sun" from around the world.
    Commissioned by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.
    Duration: ca. 9:00
    For unaccompanied SSAATTBB chorus.
    A program note for this work can be found in A Concert goer's companion to music (text) / Godfrey Ridout. Toronto: G.V. Thompson, 1996.
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