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Gareth FarrAoraki (Orchestral)
Soprano, Kapahaka, Percussion & Orchestra

A facsimile copy of the composer's manuscript of this work is available for purchase as a study score for reference and study. This material is a copy of the original composer's manuscript and is not edited or formatted for publication. This service is only available to individuals and may not be resold. (Retailers, trade customers, institutions and libraries with requests for this work, please advise your customers and patrons to contact us directly for availability: The provision of this service, and/or circulation of copies of the manuscript, does not constitute the copy as a publication or published edition under the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

This Facsimile Edition is a spiral-bound full score book.

About the work:

The composer writes: ‘Aoraki was originally written for soprano, kaikaranga(Maori chanter), percussion, puoro Maori (Maori wind instruments) and electronic keyboard for the pre-game entertainment at the 2002 Bledisloe Cup rugby test at Jade Stadium in Christchurch. The performers were Deborah Wai Kapohe, Aroha Priest, the Strike Percussion Ensemble, Richard Nunns, and myself. The piece was a setting of a specially commissioned poem, by Wellington poet Te Taite Cooper, and was deliberately written in an accessible and somewhat ‘popular’ style due to the consideration that the piece needed to have as broad an appeal as possible as presumably many audience members would not neccessarily be classical music enthusiasts!'

‘The orchestral version of the piece was written at the suggestion of Marc Taddei, and is more than a simple reorchestration – it is a complete reworking of the material into a more substantial concert piece (although many of the pop influences remain). The piece is also an integration of Maori, Pakeha and Pacific music styles, something of an analogy to how I see our society, or at least how it could be – many cultures side by side, all independent, none compromising their integrity, but working together harmoniously.’

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Gareth Farr
Softback Score

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