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This was written out of an admiration for the music of diverse peoples, both Maori and Pakeha, and especially as a tribute to the haunting Nga Iwi E, a song by Hirini Melbourne which celebrates the unity of Pacific (and ultimately all) peoples. The song merges in and out of a tapestry consisting of fragments of Bach, Beethoven, Maori waiata and others (Keith Jarrett and Jonathan Crayford can both be felt in there too), all structured in a style inspired by Bach's choral preludes. The underlying melody is a famous song written at the turn of the century by the Maori Princess, Te Rangi Pai.
To Hirini Melbourne
One movement Performed by Dan Poynton at the ECAT NZ New Music Festival, Edinburgh, 5 Dec 2001 -See Festival Booklet (r569).
10 May 2008: Sound and Emotions