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First Fifteen: a selection of piano music by NZ composers - hardcopy SCORE

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First Fifteen: a selection of piano music by NZ composers - hardcopy SCORE

Full score Publication year: 1996



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Sample Score Birds and a Steam Train in the Catlins

Sample: Pages 1-2 (from 'First Fifteen: a selection of piano music by NZ composers')

Sample Score Fancy Work

Sample: Page 1 from 'A Touch of Paradise'

Sample Score Ancient Journeys

Sample: Pages 1-3 of 'Two Score and Two'

Sample Score Five Short Pieces For Piano

Sample: Pages 1, 3 and 6

Sample Score Rock Preludes 2

Sample: Pages 1-2 from 'four, three...'

Sample Score Telephonic No 13 (Sun and Shadow)

Sample: Page 1 from 'Telephonic 13: Sun and Shadow'

Sample Score Off-Beat

Sample: Page 1 from 'Story'

Sample Score Two Bagatelles

Sample: Pages 1-2 of 'I' and page 1 of 'II'

Sample Score Lullaby for Matthew

Sample: Page 1

Sample Score Five Melodies

Sample: Page 1 from 'IV' and page 1 from 'V'

Sample Score From the Mountains to the River

Sample: Pages 1-2

Sample Score Votes for Women

Sample: Page 1 of 'For Kate Edger'

Sample Score For the Kokako

Sample: Pages 1-2

Sample Score Three Canons

Sample: Page 1 from 'With Me'


The thirty-two works by fifteen composers in this album were chosen with the intention of presenting works of moderate difficulty and wide appeal. The indirect reference to New Zealand’s national sport doesn’t mean that these are New Zealand’s “top” composers or that they are necessarily rugby enthusiasts!

This album has become indispensible to teachers and pianists over the last 10 years and is considered to include an excellent selection from the NZ piano repertoire suitable for both recitals and examinations.

NOTE: this volume is out of print, and most of these pieces are now available separately to purchase from us by clicking on the works below.

Keywords: 1st XV, First XV


Publisher note

SOUNZ, the Centre for New Zealand Music