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for orchestra

Year:  1989   ·  Duration:  14m
Instrumentation:  3*333; 4331; 3 perc. (including timp.); harp; strings | (Perc: tub. bells, bell tree, 2 gongs, 5 toms, 3 cymbals, marimba, brake drum, timp., glock., bs.dr, tam-tam, metal guiro, metal chimes, 2 drums)

Year:  1989
Duration:  14m
Instrumentation  3*333; 4331; 3 perc. (inclu...

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Sample Audio

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Sample Score

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"This piece (for full orchestra) is vibrantly tied to our turbulent landscape." (Biss, NZ Listener).
"The hills resounded with the coruscating sonorities of Whitehead's vision." (Dart, Music in NZ).

Contents note

One movement

Performance history

07 Apr 1993: Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins as part of SOUNZ Orchestral 1993

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Young

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