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Takiri Mai Te Awatea

for SATB choir and kapa haka

Year:  1990   ·  Duration:  30m
Instrumentation:  taonga puoro (optional koauau)

Year:  1990
Duration:  30m
Instrumentation  taonga puoro (optional koauau)

Composer:   Helen Fisher

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 4-5,8,11-12,17-18

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This work is for SATB choir, for kapa haka performing karanga, waiata, poi, patere and haka, also for contemporary dance and taonga puoro. It is in three sections: Te Ahiahi (Evening), Te Po (Night), Te Atatu (Dawn), and is a parable for the bicultural journey of Aotearoa New Zealand. In 1986 I wrote the lyrics while studying Te Reo Maori at the Kuratini with Teariki Mei and in 1990, I completed the music while doing Composition Honours at Victoria University. In the same year 'Takiri Mai Te Awatea' was workshopped at Ngake Poneke Young Maori Club, but it is yet to receive a full performance.

Contents note

I. Poi
II. Haka
III. Patere

Text note

Text by the Composer (in Maori)