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