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The Coming of Tane Mahuta

for piano and orchestra

Year:  1987   ·  Duration:  28m
Instrumentation:  solo piano + 2*2*2*2; 4200; timp., 2 perc.; strings | (Perc: extensive standard percussion)

Year:  1987
Duration:  28m
Instrumentation  solo piano + 2*2*2*2; 4200;...

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A piano concerto in three movements. The work is based on the Maori creation legends. Each movement depicts a stage in this mythology – the coming of existence, the coming of life and the coming of death. Recorded by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra with pianist Michael Houstoun.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for Michael Houstoun

Dedication note

To the composer's mother, Mary

Contents note

  1. The Coming of Existence
  2. The Coming of Life
  3. The Coming of Death

Performance history

Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins with Michael Houstoun (piano)