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for orchestra

Year:  1996   ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 3 perc.; strings (optional organ part) | (Perc: xylophone, cymbals, snare drum, tam-tam, bass drum, triangle)

Year:  1996
Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 3 pe...

Tony Ryan

Composer:   Tony Ryan


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Commissioned by the Christchurch Youth Orchestra and premiered by them, it has subsequently been played by the Auckland Philharmonia, in Australia and in the USA by the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. It is full of pounding rhythms and a vital sense of action and movement as befits a work which takes the Haka as its inspiration.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Christchurch Youth Orchestra for Australian tour in 1997. Premiered in Christchurch in April 1997.

Performance history

08 Apr 1997: Performed by the NZ Post Christchurch Youth Orchestra conducted by Paul Mayhew