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  • Waiteata Collection of New Zealand Music Vol. 10 - John Rimmer: Chamber Music

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The release of the tenth CD in the Waiteata Collection of New Zealand Music coincides with the 70th birthday of John Rimmer, one of New Zealand’s most distinguished composers. It includes works dating back to 1976 – his outstanding Ring of Fire which was commissioned for the London Sinfonietta – and new works such as Murumures 2 from 2000 which was premiered at an international ‘Clarinetfest’ in the United States.

These are performances by leading New Zealand and Australian musicians including the Karlheinz Company which John Rimmer founded, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 175 East and Lysis.

The release of this CD was made possible through the generous cooperation of Radio NZ Concert and the performers. Scores of all the works are published by Waiteata Music Press.

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De Aestibus Rerum John Rimmer 14' 17"
for chamber quintet
Performed by the Karlheinz Company in October 1984
 
 
Murmures 2 John Rimmer
for clarinet trio
Performed by 175 East: Gretchen La Roche (E flat clarinet), Donald Nicholls (B flat clarinet) and Andrew Uren bass clarinet)
 
 
Omarama John Rimmer
for trumpet, violin and piano
Performed by Lysis – Roger Dean (piano) Hazel Smith (violin) and Tjorborn Hultmark (trumpet) at the Auckland University School of Music in 1987.
 
 
The Ring of Fire John Rimmer 17' 41"
for 16 players
Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in 1984 at the Asia Pacific Festival in Wellington.
 
 
With the Current John Rimmer 12' 13"
for flute, cello, percussion and piano
Performed by the Karlheinz Company in March 1989
Publisher Note:Waiteata Music Press
Imprint:Waiteata CD WTA010
Series Title:Waiteata Collection of New Zealand Music
Publication Year:2008

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