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Orpheus in Rarohenga

for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, SATB choir and orchestra

Year:  2002   ·  Duration:  46m
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., five perc., harp, pno (dbl. cel.), organ; SATB choir + STBar soloists; strings

Year:  2002
Duration:  46m
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., five...

Composer:   John Psathas

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Commissioned note

By the Orpheus Choir on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary with funding from Creative New Zealand and the Lion Foundation.

Contents note

Part 1: The Transit of Venus
Part 2: The Death of Cook
Part 3: Captain Cook in Rarohenga

Text note

Text by Robert Sullivan

Performance history

23 Nov 2002: Performed by Orpheus Choir and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra cond. Andrew Cantrill; Wellington Town Hall.

10 May 2013: NZSO - Hear and Far - Modern Masters (Wellington)

25 May 2013: NZSO - Hear and Far - Modern Masters (Auckland)

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