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For the Kokako

for piano

Year:  1978   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  1978
Duration:  10m

John Rimmer

Composer:   John Rimmer

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John Rimmer: For the Kokako...

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One of the most beautiful sounds of the New Zealand forest is the clear, bell-like call of the Kokako. The first and last pieces in this set of five piano pieces develop various melodic ideas of this call while the remaining pieces suggest various flight patterns and man's encroachment on the habitat of the bird.

This popular piano work in five sections has had many performances worldwide including Norway, Morocco and Paraguay.

Contents note

Five pieces

Performance history

12 Jan 1979: First performed by Simon Romanos, Cambridge Music School

21 Mar 2007: Mozart Fellows Reunion Concert

03 Mar 2009: Happy Birthday, John Rimmer

07 May 2009: NZ Piano Music of the 1970s

20 Sep 2009: Schemata

03 Nov 2009: Concert 3: Visual Art and Music

Performed by Margaret Nielsen

Performed by Margaret Lion

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