2018 Recording Collections

RNZ Concert logo Tūranganui


Music audio

Audio: 11:41

RNZ Concert — recorded in 2018

About the recording

Turanganui is performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich and the recording was taken at the premiere performance on 15 September 2018 at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

About the work


Listen to the recording

Tūranganui — RNZ

Still from Youtube Promo Whitehead: Lullaby for Matthew — Course for NCEA Level 1

Whitehead: Lullaby for Matthew — Course for NCEA Level 1


Online education resource for year 11 students and others

SOUNZwrite Education Series

About the resource

This resource, originally researched and written by Cheryl Camm, was later revised for NCEA by Karen Carter and adapted for online format by Stephen Lange.

A promo prepared by SOUNZ describes the resource.

Introducing Lullaby for Matthew — Youtube (1:14)

About the work

Lullaby for Matthew

Use the resource

Teachers and students can buy a licence from SOUNZ to access the resource.

Gillian Whitehead: Lullaby for Matthew – for NCEA Level 1 (iQualify platform) — SOUNZ

Cover of CD

Shadows crossing water

Music on CD

Various chamber works

Rattle RAT-D077 — released in 2018


This CD was a collaboration with American Prague-based pianist Patricia Goodson, the Stamic Quartet, Jindrich Pazdera (violin) and Vilém Veverka (oboe).


This CD contains several substantial works that are very close to my heart. The 8 works span my compositional career from 1963 to 2014.

Clouds over Mata-au

Three improvisations for solo oboe (1963)


Tom’s serenade for Ann Morris

Tūmanako — journey through an unknown landscape

No stars, not even clouds


Shadows cross the water (2014)

Get the CD

Buy the CD from all good record stores, or buy the digital version from Bandcamp or SOUNZ.

Shadows crossing water — Bandcamp


Geoff Adams reviewed the CD for the Otago Daily Times.

The classics: May 21 — ODT

Cellist and violist from NZSQ playing Puhake ki te rangi with Rob Thorne Pūhake ki te rangi

Pūhake ki te rangi

Music video

Video: 17:38

New Zealand String Quartet with Rob Thorne (taonga pūoro)

About the recording

Recorded as part of SOUNZ’s Resound Project at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington on 6 March 2018 during the New Zealand Festival.

About the work

Pūhake ki te rangi