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  • Gillian Whitehead: Puhake ki te rangi


Released just in time for Christmas 2007, this CD showcases recent music by Gillian Whitehead written in collaboration with taonga puoro specialist, Richard Nunns. Also included is a DVD of a complete session performance of Puhake ki te rangi.

William Dart in his review for the New Zealand Herald (January 24, 2008) notes: " We have waited too long for such a substantial CD of Gillian Whitehead’s music as Puhake ki te rangi. …

“Whitehead’s scores evoke times when our bush and forest must have seemed like the Garden of Eden, while Richard Nunn’s taonga puoro set them in a mysterious landscape, with lilting birdcalls to something altogether wilder. …

“The blend of Maori and Pakeha, particularly in the title piece is perfection … This remarkable CD comes with a companion DVD filmed by Prue Donald … in a word, indispensable.”

This CD/DVD was chosen by The Listener critic Ian Dando as one of top 10 picks for 2008. He notes, “In fusing her Maori ethnic tradition with modern Western art music, Gillian Whitehead breaks important new ground.”

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Hineputehue Gillian Whitehead 18' 30"
for string quartet and taonga puoro (Maori instruments)
Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet with Richard Nunns (taonga puoro)
Hineraukatauri Gillian Whitehead 09' 45"
duo for piccolo/flute/alto flute, and Maori flutes
Performed by Richard Nunns (taonga puoro) and Alexa Still (flutes)
Hinetekakara Gillian Whitehead 14' 55"
for kaikaranga, taonga puoro, flute, bassoon and cello
Performed by Richard Nunns (taonga puoro), Aroha Yates-Smith (kaikaranga), Ingrid Culliford and Alexa Still (flute), Ben Hoadley (bassoon) and Ashley Brown (cello)
Puhake ki te rangi Gillian Whitehead 15' 57"
for string quartet and taonga puoro
Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet: Helen Pohl and Douglas Bielman (violins), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjeltsen with Richard Nunns (taonga puoro)
Publisher Note:Atoll Ltd
Imprint:Atoll ACD 107
Publication Year:2007


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