Leanne Daharja Veitch's Compositions
This page contains the original compositions of Leanne Daharja Veitch
Wheel of the Year
Written in 2004, "The Wheel Of The Year: A Pagan Song Cycle", was Leanne's first
composition. It was premiered by ROCS
in 2004. The "Wheel" has since been performed by nearly a dozen choirs and small
ensembles around the world (in Germany, Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia),
and has enjoyed far more success than she would have expected! It continues to be
performed regularly, especially within the worldwide Pagan community.
This piece celebrates the eight sacred days of the Pagan community, which are
collectively known as the Wheel of the Year. All of the text and music is
original and copyright to the composer, except where indicated.
Crescent Moon is by no means a traditional choral piece. My goals as a composer
are to return to the roots of vocal music, and to create music that is for the
people - music that can be easily understood and identified with, and that
speaks to the heart and spirit rather than to the mind.
This is the first in what will eventually be a trio of songs dedicated to the
moon. The text is original.
Crescent Moon was submitted (under a pseudonym) to the ROCS composition
competition and won second prize. It was premiered by
ROCS on 7th September 2007.
About Leanne Daharja Veitch
I've been singing in various choirs since 1992, including a number of AICSA
choirs (Flinders University Choral
Society, Adelaide University Choral
Melbourne University Choral Society,
Monash university Choral Society, and
Occasional Choral Society) as well as the
Melbourne Chamber Choir, but I am new
to composition and have no formal musical training.
I write because I love music, and love to share my musical ideas with others.
Whether my compositions are 'any good' I don't know, but people seem to enjoy
them, so I will keep writing!