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The Caves of Ellora was inspired by caves near Aurangabad in India, where 34 temples were chiselled out of a rock face between 300 and 800 AD. The contrast between the beauty and harmony of the temples and the hard graceless rock captured the imagination of the composer.
Commissioned for Radio New Zealand for International Music Day 1979
31 May 1981: Performed by the NZSO brass section, with Margaret Nielsen (piano).