The Kauri Tree and the Whale
Commissioned by Edinburgh University Musical Society and financial assistance from the Scottish Arts Council..
Instrumentation: Pf, Str, Picc, 2 Fl, 3 Ob, 2 Cl, Bass Cl, 2 Bass, Contrabasson, 4 Hn, 3 Tr, 3 Trom, Tuba, Timp, 3 Percussion
The Kauri Tree and the Whale : Kauri Tree and the Whale, The
Location: archive collection
"come to the sea" said the whale to the kauri.
"no," replied the tree, "I prefer the land."
"Then," said the whale, "let us change skins,
for you are in danger of being cut down by a man and made in to a canoe."
Translated from the Maori by Arthur S. Thomson 1859