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Blue Work

A Maori Suite

for soprano, mezzo, choir and orchestra

Year:  1966   ·  Duration:  14m
Instrumentation:  3222;4230;timp,perc,hp; strs

Year:  1966
Duration:  14m
Instrumentation  3222;4230;timp,perc,hp; strs

Composer:   Ashley Heenan

Films, Audio & Samples

Isador Saslav (violin), Ann Saslav (piano), 1989.

Ashley Heenan: Maori Suite ...

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1 of 'I Runga O Nga Pake'

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A Maori Suite was commissioned by the Royal Youth Concert given the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on 26 April, 1966.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation for the Royal Youth Concert 26-4-66 (Her Majesty, the Queen Mother).

Contents note

I Runga O Nga Puke (A Song of Longing for an Absent Friend)
Hine E Hine (A Song of Sleep)
Poi Kihikihi (A Song of the Locust)
Tahi Nei Taru Kino (A Song of Love)
Haere Ra (A Song of Farewell)

Text note

Traditional Maori Texts

Performance history

28 Sep 1989:

Performance by the NZSO conducted by Juan Matteucci