Song without words

Solo instrument

For solo violin, viola or cello

The first performance of Song without words was given by cellist Rolf Gjelsten in Wellington on 2 February 2014 at a private function.

About the work

Song without words was written to mark the occasion of Helen Young’s departure from Wellington to live in Auckland. Helen was always a champion of New Zealand music during her years as manager of Radio New Zealand Concert.


The piece has been written to be played by violin, viola or cello — a score exists for each of the 3 instruments.


Buy or borrow the score from SOUNZ.

Song without words — SOUNZ