Holy Trinity at Auckland a fine music venue
Listen to music by Arvo Part on this link
Music group 1997
Jazz at Tauranga Festival
All sorts !
From a Local News Paper
Playing C.est mon gigolo
The most widely known music in the western world
The most widley known but not the most recorded the following are interesting variations for Flute and Harp
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750
His father taught him to play violin and harpsichord. His uncles were all professional musicians, whose posts ranged from church organists and court chamber musicians to composers.
In 1723, Bach was appointed Cantor of Thomas School adjacent to St Thomas Church (Lutheran) in Leipzig as well as Director of Music in the principal churches in the town.
The Goldberg Variations (BWV 988), Published in 1741 is an aria with thirty variations and has a complex and unconventional structure: the variations build on the bass line of the aria, rather than its melody, and musical canons are interpolated according to a grand plan. There are nine canons within the 30 variations, one placed every three variations between variations 3 and 27. These variations move in order from canon at the unison to canon at the ninth. The first eight are in pairs (unison and octave, second and seventh, third and sixth, fourth and fifth). The ninth canon stands on its own due to compositional dissimilarities. Listen toThe ‘Aria‘
Music Group 2007
A miniture by Elgar "Sospiri" Op 70
Our nearest venue, at Taupo.
Very handy as only just over an hour away, but the acoustics are not brilliant
The Engine Jazz Trio
Rehearsal on a Sunday Morning, one of my early small ensembles
Thelonious Sphere Monk 1917- 82 a Jazz Pianist and composer
Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire (including his classic works Round midnight" and "Blue Monk"). He is often regarded as a founder of bebop, although his playing style evolved away from the form. His compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists, and are impossible to separate from Monk's unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations.
Listen to Misterioso
St, Peter's Cathedral. Hamilton.
On July 22nd 2006, A concert was given by The Choir of Christ College Cambridge University, England.
It was a magnificent performance and among the pieces was a beautifully rendered "Sancte Deus" by Thomas Tallis
Choir of Christ college