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Blue Work


for harp

Year:  2007   ·  Duration:  6m

Year:  2007
Duration:  6m

Composer:   Helen Bowater

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Score

Sample: pages 2-3

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The name hihi ("stitchbird") has an onomatopoeiac quality which suggests the insistent call of this bird which is urgent, penetrating and strong. Hearing the striking call of the hihi on Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf inspired this piece.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Helen Webby with financial assistance from Creative New Zealand

Helen Webby |