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for piano

Year:  1979   ·  Duration:  2m

Year:  1979
Duration:  2m

Composer:   Helen Caskie

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2

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One of the award-winning piano pieces from the suite Of Things Intangible, Grade 5 to 6 difficulty. Tapu is the general name for Maori taboo or prohibitions. It is surrounded by mystery and in the past influenced all aspects of Maori life, providing a form of civil law. When placed on some specific object or area of ground, it could only be removed by special chants and ritual known only to the tohunga (priest).

Dedication note

Dedicated to Belinda Brownlee

Contents note

One movement from work Of Things Intangible for children about Grade 5

Performance history

15 Sep 2010: Manawatu 'Homegrown'