The Islands by Christopher Blake – free online New Zealand music

Christopher Blake, creator of The Islands was born in Christchurch in 1949. He studied music and engineering at Canterbury University and has a post graduate degree in composition from the University of Southampton, England.

Blake has been general manager of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, manager of Concert FM and foundation chief executive of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. He has undertaken commissions for all the major music organisations in New Zealand and a wide variety of performers. His music is heard in concerts and broadcasts,  and in recent performances in Mexico and the United States.

This album (and over 52,000 more) is available online for free from anywhere with your library card number and PIN.

For New Zealand Music Month we are featuring a daily dose of free online New Zealand music from Naxos Music Library and the Source.

Gareth Farr – Warriors From Pluto – free online New Zealand music

Next on the New Zealand Music month playlist is Warriors From Pluto, featuring the NZSO Chamber Orchestra with Marc Taddei, Strike Percussion and Deborah Wai Kapohe performing the music of Gareth Farr.

Dynamic, lyrical, percussive and rhythmic, this recording features five works performed by the NZSO Chamber Orchestra with percussion ensemble Strike.

The powerful and beautiful voice of soprano Deborah Wai Kapohe also features on this album. Includes Farr’s Naga Baba, Te Parenga, Warriors from Pluto, Nga Tai Hurihuri, and Time and Tide.

This album (and over 52,000 more) is available online for free from anywhere with your library card number and PIN.

For New Zealand Music Month we are featuring a daily dose of free online New Zealand music from Naxos Music Library and the Source.

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