One movement work for string orchestra
The first performance of Te tangi e apakura was given by the New Zealand Sinfonia conducted by Stephen Estall at St Johns Smith Square, London on 5 October 1976.
About the work
When I was living in London in the 1970s, there was a couple, Hans and Elsbeth Juda, who were wonderful arts patrons, and they were very kind to me.
This piece, which suggests the lamentation of Apakura, (also a word meaning lamentation) was written after Hans died in 1974. Coincidentally the first performance took place on the first anniversary of his death — the piece is dedicated to his memory.
Buy or borrow the score from the Australian Music Centre.