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for alto flute and taonga pūoro

Year:  2017   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  alto flute and kōauau rakau, pūtorino, karanga manu, poiwhiowhio, hue purawai

Year:  2017
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  alto flute and kōauau rakau...

Abby Pinkerton

Composer:   Abby Pinkerton

Films, Audio & Samples

Abby Pinkerton: Wiri — VIDEO

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Sample Score

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'Wiri' is the Māori word for 'Tremble'. This piece explores the concept of trembling, with concepts such as the soft breezes causing leaves or delicate wings to tremble, a small bird surfing on these currents, and the trembling of hands as is found in Māori tradition. There are gestures throughout this piece which suggest the sudden building up and lifting of the wind.

Alternatively, 'Wiri' can be played as a piece for solo alto flute.