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Youth of Auckland

a concert overture for orchestra

Year:  1986   ·  Duration:  11m
Instrumentation:  2222; 2231; timp., 2 perc.; harp, piano, celeste; alto sax; bass; strings | (Perc: cymbal, bass drum, snare drum, susp. cymbal)

Year:  1986
Duration:  11m
Instrumentation  2222; 2231; timp., 2 perc.;...

Composer:   Gary Daverne

Films, Audio & Samples

Gary Daverne: Auckland Symp...

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Gary Daverne: Youth of Auck...

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 1-4

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The two main themes of Youth of Auckland were originally written by the composer as sound tracks for television commercials, and reworked and developed for this overture. The influence of film music is very evident in the orchestral scoring, with long sweeping melodies visualizing the wide open spaces and the modern rhythms of today's 'pop' music.

Youth of Auckland has been recorded several times for CD and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's version is played regularly on New Zealand National Radio.

Commissioned note

This concert overture was commissioned by the Auckland Secondary Schools' Youth Orchestra for performance in 1986.

Performance history

07 Apr 2007: Performed by Auckland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gary Daverne

06 May 2007: China Revisited

13 May 2007: China Revisited

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Young

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