Your cart

Shipping and discount codes are added at checkout.


Abel Tasman

for voice and piano

  ·  Duration:  3m

Duration:  3m

Composer:   Willow Macky


To borrow items or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at


This song celebrates not only the first European to visit New Zealand, but also his direct descendant and namesake. The younger Abel Tasman flew to New Zealand in 1959 and was specially welcomed by Maori in Golden Bay. The tune is based on a 400 year old Dutch naval recruiting song, probably heard by the original Abel Tasman. Recorded on HMV EP record The Voyagers by Athol Freshney and instrumentalists.

Text note

Text by Willow Macky