String Quartet and Taonga Puoro
Since 2006, a Turkish, Australian, or New Zealand composer has been invited to contribute a work leading up to the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli in 2015. He Poroporoaki is the third work in this ‘Spirit of Place’ series of commissions (2006–2015), which seek to create an ambience before the period of silence at the Dawn Services held at the commemoration site.
The five minute work was intended to feature something of New Zealand’s spirit and is a ‘deconstructed’ version of Now is the Hour. Initially published as a piano-variations piece called Swiss Cradle Song and credited to Australian, Clement Scott, Now is the Hour has had a number of modifications and title changes, including the addition of Maori words in the version of Po Atarau, which was used to farewell Maori soldiers going to the First World War.
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