Pounamu (Rev. 2013)

2011

Original
for Vocal/Guitar/Bass Soloist and Orchestra

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Commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra during my tenure as the APO's Composer-in-Residence, with funding from Creative New Zealand in collaboration with Warren Maxwell (vocals/guitar/bass guitar).

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Pounamu (Rev. 2013)

for Vocal/Guitar/Bass Soloist and Orchestra

Commissioner: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Collaborator: Warren Maxwell

Instrumentation: Soloist Voice/Guitar/Bass Guitar + 2(pic).2.2.1+cbn / 4.3.3.1 / timp.3perc / hp / str

Premiered by Warren Maxwell and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra with Hamish McKeich (cond) on May 3, 2011 at the APO Amped' concert in the Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand

Difficulty Level:
Duration:
33:00
Type:
Original
Instrument Tags:
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
French Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Mixed Percussion
Timpani
Percussion
Piatti
Bass Drum
Water Phone
Mark Tree
Whip
Tubular Bells
Triangle
Tam Tam
Marimba
Vibraphone
Glockenspiel
Suspended Cymbal
Harp
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Voice
Guitar
Bass Guitar
Voice/Choral
Guitars/Bass
Winds
Brass
Strings

Full Instrumentation:

Soloist: Warren Maxwell (vocals/guitar/bass guitar)

2 Flutes (2nd doubling Piccolo)
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets in Bb
Bassoon

Contrabassoon

4 Horns in F
3 Trumpets in C
3 Trombones
Tuba

Timpani
3 Percussion
(piatti, bass drum, water phone, mark tree, whip, tubular bells, triangle, large tam tam, marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, 'automobile' sample, 'elderly dialogue' audio)

Harp

Strings

Setlist

1. Complexities ........................................................................................... 3

2. Child (added 2013)............................................................................... 40

3. Nemesis ..................................................................................................... 60

4. Grandma's Tears ................................................................................... 101

5. Shadows .................................................................................................... 140

6. Treasures ................................................................................................... 149  

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RESEARCHERS: EXPLORE POUNAMU VOCAL, GUITAR, BASS SOLOIST, AND ORCHESTRA, WITH WARREN MAXWELL AT THE ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY