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Pounamu 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.

Helen Fisher’s Pounamu, for choir and flute or koauau, was inspired by the sparkling summer waters of Nelson. Activities cover everything from notation and improvisation exercises through to aspects of Maori and Japanese music. The accompanying CD contains two versions of the work: one with concert flute and one with koauau.

This revised version was adapted for study at NCEA Level 1.

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.