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Waharoa : for oboe, bassoon and piano

by Ben Hoadley (2018)

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Work Overview

The title Waharoa refers to the place of that name in the Waikato region of New Zealand. I sometimes visit a grove of kahikatea trees there and the opening motif, heard throughout the piece, is based on a korimako (bellbird) call that I heard there in December 2016. While composing the piece, I received news of the death of our friend Steven Alward in Sydney, and the call of an Australian grey butcherbird is also heard at one point. Waharoa is scored for oboe, bassoon and piano and was written in Thames in January 2018.

Work Details

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: Oboe, bassoon, piano.

Duration: 9 min.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Jan Low

First performance: by Ensemble Francaix — 6 May 18. Macedon Music, Macedon, Victoria


Performances of this work

17 May 19: Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne. Featuring Members of the Australian National Academy of Music, Liam Wooding.

12 Mar 19: Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Alexandre Oguey, Ben Hoadley, David Miller.

11 Nov 18: "Classics at Picton", Picton, NSW. Featuring Ben Hoadley, Alexandre Oguey, Andrew Basile.

6 May 18: Macedon Music, Macedon, Victoria. Featuring Ensemble Francaix.

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