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Blue Work


Taurangi

for flute and piano

Year:  1999   ·  Duration:  13m

Year:  1999
Duration:  13m

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Audio

Sample: No description

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Sample Video

Sample: Excerpt from Taurangi

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1

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Borrow/Hire:

To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About

I began writing this piece in the shadow of both the East Timor crisis and the death of my good friend and sometime mentor of many years, the musicologist and historian John Mansfield Thomson. These events modified both the original formal ideas and the detail of the piece. William's 'A Dictionary of the Maori Language' gives four meanings for taurangi: "unsettled", "changing or changeable"; "incomplete, unsatisfied, unfulfilled"; "to grieve for"; and "wanderer". Taurangi was commissioned by the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, during which it received its first performance by Bridget Douglas and Rachel Thompson, in March, 2000.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts 2000


Dedication note

Dedicated to the memory of John Mansfield Thomson


Contents note

Single movement


Text note

William's: A dictionary of the Maori Language


Performance history

27 Mar 2000: Performed by Bridget Douglas (flute) and Rachel Thomson (piano)

14 Mar 2002: Performed by Bridget Douglas and Rachel Thomson at Ilott Theatre, in Wellington

30 Jun 2006: Performed by Kristina Hesse (flute) and Barbara Hodapp (piano) in the Grosser Saal of the Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany

19 Jun 2007: Encompass: Tuhonohono

21 Jun 2007: Encomapss: Tuhonohono

22 Jun 2007: Performed by Ingrid Culliford (flute) and Emma Sayers (piano) at Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington on 21 June 2007. This concert

20 Apr 2008: ICWM Festival, Beijing

09 Oct 2008: Luca Manghi at St Pauls

12 Oct 2008: Performed by Bridget Douglas (flute) and Rachel Thomson (piano) and broadcast on Flotation Device on KBCS 91.3 FM in USA.

30 Jun 2009: Contemporary Visions 26

07 Aug 2009: Ensemble Selisih: Auckland

12 Aug 2009: Ensemble Selisih: NZSM

21 Jul 2011: NZSM hosts Douglas and Thomson

Performed by Ingrid Culliford (flute) and Dan Poynton (piano)

Performed by Bridget Douglas (flute) and Rachel Thomson (piano) at Ilott Theatre, Wellington Town Hall in 2004

Performed by Tuhonohono: Emma Sayers (piano) and Ingrid Culliford (flute)

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