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Breath of Souls: Five Waiata for solo flute

for solo flute

Year:  2014   ·  Duration:  8m 30s

Year:  2014
Duration:  8m 30s

Peter Adams

Composer:   Peter Adams


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This set of five waiata (songs or chants in Maori culture) draws inspiration from the natural and spiritual worlds described in the poem Mercy by Greek-Armenian poet Olga Broumas. Like the poem, Adams’ work similarly explores themes of love, loss and transcendence. The elegant arching structures and recurring motives derived from a 12-tone row make it a fascinating work for solo flute.

Contents note

I. Pounamu
II. Waiata Aroha
III. Moeraki (Jewel of the Sea)
IV. Waiata Tangi
V. Pounamu