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Taheke (Waterfall)


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Staff Pick

“'...a beautiful cascade of sparkling rivulets of water.'”

Charles Sinden Just Flutes staff member

New Zealand born Gareth Farr is one of the leading composers of his generation. The Krutzen/McGhee Duo were delighted to commission him in 2001. 'Taheke' is the Maori word for waterfall.

In Gareth's own words: "Each movement represents a different waterfall in New Zealand. The first is the Huka Falls in the Taupo. The placid Waikato River slowly gets channelled into an increasingly narrow space making the water more and more frenetic, until it finally erupts in a waterfall of unbelievable power and fury. As quickly as it builds up, it subsides back into the calm flowing river. In contrast to the famous stature of the Huka Falls, the second waterfall is small, and known only to my family, on our land in Marlborough Sounds. It is utterly secluded in the bush, only accessible by foot through thick undergrowth. The waterfall is cool, dark and mysterious. The finale represents the sprightly elegance and grandeur of the Whangarei Falls in Whangarei, Northland. The fall is a beautiful cascade of sparkling rivulets of water".

Difficulty guide: 9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details

Category: Music for Flute and Harp
Publisher: Promethean Editions
Publisher's reference: PE086
Our Stock Code: 983419
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts