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Gareth Farr: Ruaumoko

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Young

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Ruaumoko: I Te Ngahuru (Autumn)   MP3 sample
  2   Ruaumoko: II Te Ru Tutahi (First Earthquake)    
  3   Ruaumoko: III Te Takurua (Winter)    
  4   Ruaumoko: IV Te Ru Tuarua (Second Earthquake)    
  5   Ruaumoko: V Te Koanga (Spring)    
  6   Ruaumoko: VI Te Ru Tuatoru (Third Earthquake)    
  7   Ruaumoko: VII Te Raumati (Summer)   MP3 sample
  8   Orakau   MP3 sample
  9   Rangitoto    
  10   Te Papa   MP3 sample
  11   Beowulf    

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'Ruaumoko' is the latest recording of orchestral music by Gareth Farr. The release features five major works by one of New Zealand’s most exciting contemporary composers, performed by The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kenneth Young. 'Ruaumoko' also features contributions from the renowned New Zealand bass Conal Coad, tenor Richard Greager, and sopranos Deborah Wai Kapohe and Mere Boynton. Gareth Farr is probably New Zealand’s best known contemporary composer. His works have been heard at such events as the 50th anniversary of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (the 25-minute 'From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs'), the opening of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa ('Te Papa', a work hailed as ‘music with a powerful and moving impact that transcends idiom and individual taste’), and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney ('Hikoi', a concerto for percussionist Evelyn Glennie and the NZSO). Gareth Farr’s music is particularly influenced by his extensive study of percussion, both Western and non-Western. Rhythmic elements of his compositions can be linked to the complex and exciting rhythms of Rarotongan log drum ensembles, Balinese gamelan and other percussion music of the Pacific Rim. It is this percussive-based style that has helped make his music so popular with both audiences and critics alike.

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Artist: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Young
Album: Gareth Farr: Ruaumoko
Cat #: MMT2042
Date: 14/02/2006
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Trust
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