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Christopher Blake

Composer

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Born: 1949

Biography

Christopher Blake was born in Christchurch in 1949. He studied engineering and music at the University of Canterbury and composition at the University of Southampton School of Music. His compositions encompass a wide variety of music. Major works include Till Human Voices Wake Us for orchestra and tenor soloist; a piano concerto, The Coming of Tane Mahuta; Clairmont Triptych for piano and wind quintet; Bitter Calm, an opera in 2 Acts, premiered at the 1994 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts; Symphony – The Islands; and, a violin concerto Concerto Aoraki premiered in 2006. A CD of his large work for string orchestra Angel at Ahipara recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on the Atoll label won the Tui Award for Best Classical Album in 2012. His Symphony – Voices was premiered by the NZSO in its 2016 season. Christopher Blake has been the Chief Executive of a number of performing arts organisations and government departments in New Zealand. He has been Chief Executive of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra since 2012.


Composed (35)

A Viola on Skye

for solo viola, 9m


Ancient Journeys

for piano, 19m


Angel at Ahipara

for string orchestra, 11m


Anthem on the Kaipara

for string orchestra, 14m


Aria: A Dawn Song

for flute, 3m


Auckland!!!

for orchestra, 3m


Bitter Calm

opera in two acts for soloists, chorus and orchestra, 1h 30m


Black on White

for piano, 10m


Bullmore's Accolade

for brass quintet, 11m


Christ at Whangape

for string orchestra, 18m


Clairmont Triptych

for wind quintet and piano, 15m


Concerto Aoraki

for violin and orchestra, 38m


Echelles de Glace

for orchestra, 9m


Four Minutes to Midnight

for string orchestra, string quartet and 1 percussionist, 18m


Leaving the Plains of C

for chamber orchestra, 10m


Little Dancings

for flute and piano, 15m


Melodium

for brass band, 11m


Night Journey To Pawarenga

for string orchestra, 13m


No. 3. Regions

for wind quintet, 13m


Regions

for wind quintet, 14m


Symphony - The Islands

for orchestra, 43m


Symphony - Voices

for orchestra, 48m


Te Karanga o te Putatara

for orchestra, 4m


The Coming of Tane Mahuta

for piano and orchestra, 28m


The Furnace of Pihanga

for orchestra, 9m


The Lamentations of Motuarohia

for chamber orchestra, 14m


Till Human Voices Wake Us

for tenor voice and orchestra, 17m


Towards Peace

for clarinet, 11m


Tranquilla Sia L'onda

for wind octet, 7m


We all fall down

for full orchestra, 9m