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Ko te tātai whetū

for voice, taonga pūoro and orchestra

Year:  2015   ·  Duration:  18m 30s
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4231; timp., 3 perc; hp; strings | (Perc: vib, claves, wood blk, stones, snare drum, glock, maraca, stones, snare drum, triangle, 2 susp. cymbals, 2 gongs, tam-tam, wood blk, stones, bass drum)

Year:  2015
Duration:  18m 30s
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4231; timp., 3 pe...

Composer:   Philip Brownlee

Ariana Tikao

Composer:   Ariana Tikao

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A version for small orchestra also exists - 222*2; 2220; timp., 3 perc.; hp; strings. Please contact SOUNZ.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Dedication note

Dedicated to Richard Nunns

Performance history

13 Jun 2015: Performed by Ariana Tikao and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey, at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, in Christchurch.

28 Jun 2017: STROMA | Tātai Whetū

27 Jul 2019: Nelson Symphony Orchestra | Aotearoa

18 Apr 2020: POSTPONED: NZSO Shed Series | Wai
Featuring: Ariana Tikao

21 Apr 2020: POSTPONED: NZSO Shed Series | Wai
Featuring: Ariana Tikao

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