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The Call of the River

for mezzo-soprano, tenor and baritone soloists, SATB choir, narrators and ensemble

Year:  1990   ·  Duration:  30m
Instrumentation:  Ensemble: flute, clarinet, cello, vibraphone, timpani, percussion (triangle, gong, xylophone), piano; Narrators: Maori orator, male and female narrator (or 2 narrators)

Year:  1990
Duration:  30m
Instrumentation  Ensemble: flute, clarinet, ...

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 4-5, 11, 20, 28 and 35

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Commissioned note

Commissioned by Barbara Evans, Sarah Gaitanos assisted by the New Zealand Composers Founation and the 1990 Commission

Dedication note

To David Carroll

Contents note

  1. River Song
  2. Mein Smith
  3. Te Puni
  4. Maud Pointer
  5. William Golden
  6. Roll Call
  7. Voices of the Past
  8. Questions and Answers
  9. The Call of the River

Text note

Text: Lauris Edmond