- for solo violin
- 14' 00"
The seven pieces are:
2: Con anima - in memory of Owen Jensen
5: Burla - for Douglas Lilburn's 80th birthday
6: Lacrimae - for Vedran Smailovic
7: Con fuoco
‘Whiria’ is Māori for violin, or fiddle. These seven pieces were written over a period of three or four years for more or less personal reasons. The intention, however, was always to put them together to form one substantial work. There are, therefore, a number of cross-references and some ideas are developed from piece to piece. Although there are seven pieces, the overall shape is in five parts: numbers 3,4 and 5 form a lighter middle section to the whole work.