Composer:   Stephen Leek
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Morton Music
Edition:   MM 405
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Kathy Romey
University of Minnesota 1997
R&R Chair College & University

Ngana strikingly captures the driving energies, rhythms and vivid colors of the island seascape that is to be found around the northeastern tip of Australia. Constructed of simple canonic figurations and ostinatos, Ngana uses as its source an indigenous Australian text which calls to the shark (ngana) and the fish (Mangana) and welcoming (yah) them to the translucent blue waters (lina) around the reef.