Exhibition Ode

for soprano, tenor, and baritone soloists, SATB chorus, orchestra, brass band, and organ

Music by Alfred Hill  

Words by Johannes C. Andersen    

This was written to commemorate the opening of the New Zealand International Exhibition  in Christchurch 1906-1907. It is historically significant for being the first music performed by the first professional orchestra in New Zealand. Hill was the conductor. Long thought to have been lost, the work has been reconstructed by Allan Stiles from adaptations that Hill included in operas and the piano score. It was heard once again in Wellington on 2nd June 2007, a century after its premiere.

Click the links below to see excerpts:

 1. Chorus of Welcome   

2. Soprano solo - Long, Long She Lay       

3. Baritone solo - Not Unsought the Isles Were Found

4. Tenor solo, quartet, and chorus - Tillage and Shepherding

5. Chorus - The Lakes, the Trees

6. Chorus - Open Stands New Zealand's Gate

7. Tenor solo, chorus, fugue, and chorale - Joyously, Joyously


ISMN 979-0-20029-88-7

Duration: approximately 24 minutes

Score: 80.00 AUD

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Stiles Music Publications