Kia Hora Te Marino
- 4 mins
- Chorus with Orchestra/Large Ensemble, Full Orchestra, Solo Voices with Orchestra
- 2(I=picc). 2.2.2 - 126.96.36.199 btrbn.1 - timp - perc(5): susp.cym / tam-t / BD / stones / chimes / taiko / ashiko / shaker+caxixi / piatti - pno - harp - strings
- First Performance
- Waterford Union High School, Wisconsin, by the Waterford Union Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Derek Machan, January 9, 2011
Score and parts for hire.
- Programme Notes
Kia Hora Te Marino is a setting of a traditional Maori blessing. While the opening wordless chorus is evocative of the maritime imagery found in much Maori writing, the song also makes use of two traditional forms of oratory: the haka, a ritualistic choreographed group dance, and the whaikorero, a form of speechmaking used to unite the collective will of the people.