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Gareth FarrRangitoto (Orchestral)

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: info@promethean-editions.com). 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:

Rangitoto was originally commissioned to be a part of a spectacular open-air show to mark the passing of the millennium, and was a musical representation of the eruption of Rangitoto Island in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf during the 14th century. For this performance, four percussionists of the STRIKE ensemble were suspended in a cage 200 feet above the audience, and kept time with the orchestra below by the use of radio headsets. The work was revised for the concert hall in 2003, and although the composer has said that ‘the four solo parts would have been too dominating indoors, so I have eliminated them and incorporated the material into the orchestral percussion parts’, a concert-goer at the first performance of this version observed that it was the loudest piece he had ever heard performed by a symphony orchestra.

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Gareth Farr
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