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He Poroporoaki (Saying Goodbye)

for string quartet and taonga puoro

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  2008
Duration:  5m

Gareth Farr

Composer:   Gareth Farr

Composer:   Richard Nunns

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This work was intended to feature something of New Zealand's spirit and is a 'deconstructed' version of Now is the Hour.

Commissioned note

The third work in the Spirit of Place commission (2005-2015) - a five minute work for performance before the 2008 Dawn Service Commemoration at Gallipoli. The ten works created over these years will be reworked into a major musical event for the 100th Commemoration in 2015.

Contents note

one movement

Performance history

24 Apr 2008: He Poroporoake: Saying Goodbye

06 Feb 2009: Waitangi Day Concert: Taonga Puoro

29 Mar 2011: Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet with Richard Nunns at Wesley Uniting Church, in Tasmania, Australia

30 Mar 2011: Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet with Richard Nunns at St John's Anglican Church, in Tasmania, Australia

13 Jul 2011: New Zealand String Quartet & Richard Nunns

17 Apr 2012: New Zealand in L.A.

19 Jun 2014: Te Ao Mārama

03 Aug 2015: Gallipoli Symphony

16 Jun 2016: Performed by Warren Warbrick and Alistair Fraser (ngā taonga pūoro) and Aroha String Quartet for CMNZ at Museum of Wellington, Wellington

24 Oct 2018: NZSQ at Huria Marae
Featuring: Gareth Farr | John Psathas

Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet at Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Wellington, in November, 2009

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