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Overture: Aotearoa SOUNZwrite study guide


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This SOUNZwrite study guide contains:

  • Study Guide
  • Accompanying CD
  • Study score - please contact SOUNZ if you would like to purchase additional copies of the study score.

New Zealand’s preeminent composer Douglas Lilburn was himself a student when he wrote his Overture: Aotearoa. Described as a work of “unabashed optimism”, Lilburn noted that it had a “freshness and exhilaration”.

This revised version was adapted for study at NCEA Level 3.

Series title

SOUNZwrite education series


Publisher note

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music Trust

Author note

Researched and written by Cheryl Camm, and revised for NCEA by Karen Carter.