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Waitakere Overture

for orchestra and taonga puoro

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  12m
Instrumentation:  2*121; 1120; 3 perc; pno; strings | (Perc: triangle, cymbals, maracas, vibraphone, snare drum, sizzle cymbal, gong, crash cymbal, bass drum, tom-toms, rainstick)

Year:  2006
Duration:  12m
Instrumentation  2*121; 1120; 3 perc; pno; s...


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Images of the bush and wild west coast: their beauty and their darkness, their dynamic and contrasting moods, are the starting point for this work which paints visual and auditory elements encountered here – metaphors also for spirit of place.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Bob Harvey for the 2006 Civic Opening and written for the Waitakere City Orchestra.