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Voices of Tane

Seven piano pieces for children

Year:  1976   ·  Duration:  8m

Year:  1976
Duration:  8m

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Gillian Whitehead: Voices o...

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Gillian Whitehead: Voices o...

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Voices of Tane (1976) was the first piece I wrote on my first return to New Zealand after nine years away. It was written for my sister, Joyce Whitehead, to play at the Registered Music Teachers' Conference in Auckland that year. A series of seven short piano pieces, written with children in mind (although some of them are difficult for children to play), was written for my godson, Kit Boyes. There is little to say about the pieces themselves except that the last repeats the first, the third has to do with birdsong, the fifth with the wind, and the sixth consists of nine ideas that the pianist plays in whatever sequence she or he wishes.

Dedication note

For Kit

Performance history

11 Mar 1986: Performed by Diedre Irons (piano)

31 Jan 2015: Douglas Lilburn: Student and Teacher | Black Rainbow Series