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Te Matua Ngahere

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Te Matua Ngahere : for chamber orchestra / James Wade.

by James Wade (2006)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute (doubling piccolo), oboe (doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (second doubling bass clarinet), bassoon (doubling contra-bassoon), 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, trombone, tuba, percussion (3 players), harp, piano, strings (
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    Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean from the CD Te Matua Ngahere


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Te Matua Ngahere ("The Father of the Forest") is an ancient kauri tree, believed to be more than 2000 years old, located in the Waipoua Kauri Forest on the North Island of New Zealand. Being in the presence of this tree several years ago has remained as one of the most profound experiences of my life. This inspiration, coupled with a series of recent walks through different botanical gardens around Victoria, provided much of the motivation for this piece. This stimulus has been in some instances direct, for example, aurally recreating the visual textures of the environments that I encountered. Alternatively, inspiration came simply through reflecting upon these experiences.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (25p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 11 mins

Commission info: Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra through the Cybec 21st Century Composers program.

First performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean — 15 May 06. Malthouse, Melbourne

Includes programme note.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M-67305-537-7

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