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The Maori Merchant of Venice

music for film

Year:  2002   ·  Duration:  53m
Instrumentation:  orchestra, singers (baritone, mezzo_soprano), choir, solo violin, flamenco guitar, harp solo, Maori flute, Maori singer

Year:  2002
Duration:  53m
Instrumentation  orchestra, singers (bariton...


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The Maori Merchant of Venice, the Maori film version of the English bard William Shakespeare’s classic play The Merchant of Venice, brings an exotic look, a musically rich soundtrack and a unique cultural mix to Shakespearean tradition. The director and executive producer of the film is Don C. Selwyn.

The score also includes Maori music and songs by Hirini Melbourne, and was orchestrated by Kenneth Young.

Performance history

27 May 2009: Discover New Zealand Film Music

27 May 2009: Discover New Zealand Film Music

Performed by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Young with Donald Armstrong (violin) together with Hirini Melbourne (Maori music and songs), Carole Hempton (flamenco guitar) and Ardre Foote, Kuini Wano and St Joseph's Choir conducted by Georgina Kingi

Performed by Hirini Melbourne

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