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Blue Work

Te Tau (The Seasons)

for piano and piano duet

Year:  1980   ·  Duration:  14m

Year:  1980
Duration:  14m

Edwin Carr

Composer:   Edwin Carr

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Te Tau was based on Maori seasons of the year. Writing in a style which is serial, yet impressionistic in both texture and resonance, Carr paints a picture of a bleak winter and an exuberant spring.

Contents note

Makariri-Koanga (Winter and Spring); Raumati-Ngahuru (Summer and Autumn)

Performance history

11 May 1990: Performed by Margaret Lion (piano) at St John's Smith Square in London

07 Jun 1991: