Potong Padi

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Juliette Lai
SATBB a cappella
Potong Padi is written for an eight part a cappella mixed choir.  Based on an old Malay folksong, it portrays a sense of fun and frolic at harvest time in the rice fields.  Reaping the harvest is a time of joy and celebration for the farmers.  The first part of the song is slow and legato.  Then the contrast and the fun begins in the second part.