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A Song of Aotearoa

for chamber orchestra

Year:  1994   ·  Duration:  13m
Instrumentation:  3*111; 2000; timp.; harp; strings

Year:  1994
Duration:  13m
Instrumentation  3*111; 2000; timp.; harp; s...

Composer:   Helen Caskie

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2,22-23,29-32

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For chamber orchestra consisting of 2 flutes and piccolo, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns; timpani, harp or piano; and strings. Commissioned by the Manawatu Sinfonia with funding from The Arts Council of New Zealand/Toi Aotearoa. Duration approximately 14 minutes.

New Zealanders' lives are very much influenced by the moods of nature, Maori mythology and European settlement. So this piece may evoke in the listeners' imaginations: seascapes, bush scenes, majestic mountains, and in the middle section, the disruptive influence of civilisation.

Commissioned note

Commissioned with funding from the Arts Council of New Zealand, Toi Aotearoa for Manawatu Sinfonia Orchestra

Contents note

one movement