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The Clio Legacy

for female narrator, mezzo-soprano, SSA chorus, Maori women's chorus and orchestra

Year:  1991   ·  Duration:  55m
Instrumentation:  orchestra: horn, timpani, percussion, piano, strings

Year:  1991
Duration:  55m
Instrumentation  orchestra: horn, timpani, p...

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Dorothy Buchanan: The Clio ...

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Subtitle: Five Antipodean Women

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand) with assistance from 1993 Suffrage Centennial Year Trust

Dedication note

To all who strive for peace

Contents note

Five movements:

  1. Sarah Jane Wilcox (1818–1861)
  2. Te Turitumanareti (1848–5 January 1869)
  3. Edythe Mabel Robertson (1861–1923)
  4. Margaret Joy Tilsley (1917–1978)
  5. Raewyn Janice WIlliams (1960– )

Text note

Text: Witi Ihimaera

Performance history

07 Aug 1993: Performed by the Wellington Regional Orchestra (now Vector Wellington Orchestra) conducted by Sue Robinson with Kapa haka wahine directed by Keri Kaa, Maiden Tawa, Margaret Medlyn (mezzo), Ed Allen (horn) Charlotte Murray and Tungia Baker (narrators) at the Composing Women's Festival in Wellington Town Hall

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