COME COLOURS, RISE
Frank Barry and I wrote ‘Come, Colours Rise’ in 1995 in the wake of the euphoria following South Africa’s first democratic elections. It has become enormously popular in South Africa, being sung by dozens of choirs of different sizes and backgrounds. It has had many performances around the world.
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Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass.
Commissioned by the Music Group of Manchester in 1992.
The London premiere was in the Purcell Room, South Bank in April 1992.