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Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui), a work for solo flute, traces a delicate web between instrument and voice. This work is based on a Maori karakia , which the flautist sings and then blends with the sound of her instrument. The ornate flute style is inspired by that of the small Maori flute, the koauau. Te Tangi A Te Matui is dedicated to the memory of the composer's mother, Freda McKee.
The flutist is required to sing
To the memory of my mother
This solo flute work is based on a Maori karakia (incantation) which is first sung and then blended with the tangi (sound) of the flute.
Text: Maori karakia