1996 Music


Solo instrument

For descant recorder

Korimako was first performed by John Turner at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London on 19 September 1997.

About the work

After the outstanding English soprano Tracey Chadwell died at far too young an age, a number of composers wrote short tribute pieces for a concert that celebrated her life. Korimako — the New Zealand bellbird —  was my contribution.

Korimako is included in the Grade 8 ABRSM descant recorder syllabus from 2022.

ABRSM treble recorder syllabus


The score has been published by Forsythe in the United Kingdom.

Volume 4 Pieces for solo recorder — publication