Story: Composers

Earth and sky by Jenny McLeod

Members of the cast, which included 250 schoolchildren, rehearse for the first production of Jenny McLeod's Earth and sky in Masterton in 1968. Based on Māori creation poetry, the work was a music-theatre extravaganza, and its success made a contribution to New Zealand's burgeoning biculturalism. This sound clip contains an excerpt from the work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Peter Harcourt Collection
Reference: PAColl-5204-2-001

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero (Earth and sky/Reference number 14657)

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How to cite this page:

William Dart, 'Composers - New influences, 1960 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/music/44644/earth-and-sky-by-jenny-mcleod (accessed 20 November 2017)

Story by William Dart, published 22 Oct 2014