In 2001, Dr Richard Gill OAM, in association with Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. (Australia), requested that I compose some music for inclusion in the “Alfred New Voices Choral Series”, a collection of music aimed especially at school-aged choristers in the primary (K-6) environment.
My piece, Lula, is scored for treble voices and piano, and appears as a Grade 5 work in the series.
It is a lively little song which has a sense of melodrama about it!
It draws its text from the two syllables of its title (loo-lah).
Accompanied by a colourful piano part, the choristers are encouraged to sing with a confident, bright tone of voice.
• 16–18 September, 2011: Performed by “The Primary School Choir”, conducted by Mark O’Leary @ “Sing in the City”, ANCA VIC State Choral Festival, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
• Friday 26th February, 2010: Performed by the Kats-Chernin and Leek choirs from the Sydney Children’s Choir (NSW), choristers from Birralee Singers (QLD), Young Voices Melbourne (VIC), Tasmanian Youth Chorale (TAS) and Somerville’s Cantemus (VIC) @ Valmai Pidgeon Performing Arts Centre, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia.