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One of the most beautiful sounds of the New Zealand forest is the clear, bell-like call of the Kokako. The first and last pieces in this set of five piano pieces develop various melodic ideas of this call while the remaining pieces suggest various flight patterns and man's encroachment on the habitat of the bird.
This popular piano work in five sections has had many performances worldwide including Norway, Morocco and Paraguay.
12 Jan 1979: First performed by Simon Romanos, Cambridge Music School
21 Mar 2007: Mozart Fellows Reunion Concert
03 Mar 2009: Happy Birthday, John Rimmer
07 May 2009: NZ Piano Music of the 1970s
20 Sep 2009: Schemata
03 Nov 2009: Concert 3: Visual Art and Music
Performed by Margaret Nielsen
Performed by Margaret Lion