Hawaiki; Six Conceptions
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Hawaiki; Six Conceptions is a substantial revision and major expansion of an earlier work, The Four Periods of Creation, written but never performed in 1983 when I was an undergraduate student. It adapts texts from Te Ika a Maui, or New Zealand and its Inhabitants by Reverend Richard Taylor (1805-1873), in particular drawing upon its depictions of Maori creation myths.

Hawaiki Full Score sample page
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Full score available for FREE download. For performance materials please contact me.

Original version 
Op. 60 (9a)
42-45 mins
Words by 
Rev. Richard Taylor (1805-1873)
2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in C, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Tuba, 3 Percussionists, Strings, Choir SATB (with divisi a 2)

Hawaiki; Six Conceptions (simulation recording using NotePerformer 3) by Chrisbestmusic

Currently awaiting 1st performance. Simulation using Wallander Instruments NotePerformer 3.
First performance