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Kia hora te marino

for two-part treble voices and piano

Year:  2007

Year:  2007

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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This piece sets a well-known Maori proverb and blessing. Each text seeks something good for others - the English translations of each line beginning with the injunction 'May...'. The proverb is first sung in unison, then presented in an English chant. The initial proverb is then repeated sung largely in canon against itself, with the blessing reappearing towards the end of the piece.

Dedication note

Written for Auckland Boys' Choir and conductor Stuart Weightman

Text note

Text from traditional Māori proverbs

Performance history

17 Feb 2011: Performed by Kate Bell, Wendy Huang, Jasmine Lee, Judy Lee, Tianyi Lu, Thomas Woodfield and Richard Liu (piano) with conductor David Hamilton

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