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He Tamaiti ō te Ao Tupupū

Te Reo Māori, Mixed Choir with Keyboard

Year:  2023   ·  Duration:  5m 13s

Year:  2023
Duration:  5m 13s

Takerei Komene

Composer:   Takerei Komene

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Takerei Komene - He Tamaiti ō te Ao Tukupū is a celebration of birth, rejoicing in it's chaos and the process of creation.

This new commission resolves around the creation of a person with endless potential.

The text centres on a well-known whakatauki, or proverb:

Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga tentei (Seek that which you treasure most - if you must bow your head, lat it be to the loftiest of mountains).

A mihi pepeha, hailing the fabrics of space and the throes of the heart, is joined by the organ - a giant celestial factory, chaotic and cacophonous, with great starry arms placing pieces into unique moulds forming the fragments of the final section of the work - a mighty invocation of the whakatauki.

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He Tamaiti ō te Ao Tukupū - Takerei Komene Commissioned by Auckland Youth Choir 2023

Auckland Youth Choir David Squire - Director of Music Claire Caldwell - Assistant Director of Music Michael Stewart - Organist

Organ & Choir Celebration - Town Hall Organ Trust concert 14 May 2023 Auckland Town Hall Auckland, New Zealand

Video by Auckland Live Sound by Adrian Hollay