- for two mezzo sopranos, Kai-karanga, taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments), flute/piccolo, bodhran, string quartet
- 37' 00"
- one of the mezzo sopranos needs to be familiar with performing Maori waiata.
- A bicultural work in eleven movements: 1. Karanga, 2. Ma Te Aroha, 3. Tau Ana Te Haeata, 4. The Gift, 5. NZ Co., 6. O Little One, 7. He Moteatea Ukaipo: A Waiata Tangi for the Land, 8. Wairau Lament, 9. Meditation, 10. A New Garment, 11. Kokiritia
|Score (470k)||Pages 8, 12, 16, 23, 26, 36 and 40||© H Fisher, L Edmonds, and W K Kaa|
|Recording (468k)||No description|
This chamber work, composed in 2002, is based on the music drama of the same title, with music by Helen Fisher, Maori composition by Wi Kuki Kaa and lyrics by Lauris Edmond. This shorter work for two sopranos, kai-karanga, string quartet, flute, bodhran and Maori instruments was produced for a CD on the Atoll label (ACD 203). This work focuses on some Maori and Pakeha women’s stories surrounding the events of the 1843 Wairau tragedy. These are stories of compassion, which have a resonance for New Zealand today, showing a way forward for reconciliation and racial harmony.