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God Defend New Zealand

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God Defend New ZealandCACOPHONY RECORDS
INTRODUCTION, THEME, AND VARIATIONS ON "GOD DEFEND NEW ZEALAND"
RACHEL BARTON PINE, VIOLIN

Recorded July 10, 2002 at WFMT Chicago
Producers: Gregory Pine and Rachel Barton
Engineer: Bill Maylone
Violin: "ex-Soldat" Guarneri Del Gesu, Cremona, 1742
Cover Artwork: Anna Flora Sewell
Photography: Sheri Eisenberg
Graphic Design: Pete Goldlust

Personal Note

I first toured New Zealand as soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in summer 2000. My experiences of the people, culture, landscape, and, of course, the kiwi birds on both islands inspired me to compose this arrangement as a musical tribute. I premiered this piece as an encore to my final performance of the tour, dedicating it to all my friends in New Zealand, especially my colleagues in the NZSO.

Essay

ABOUT THE COVER ARTIST
Anna Flora Sewell is twelve years old, and living in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Born to New Zealand parents, Anna began drawing at an early age. Her other interests include pottery, piano, writing stories and soccer. When visiting her grandparents in Levin and Greytown, she loves to go beachcombing, visit Te Papa, make afghans with Gran, and go to the corner dairy for ice cream.

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Introduction, Theme, and Variations on
"God Defend New Zealand"
composed and performed by Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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