Story: Composers

Aria: a dawn song by Christopher Blake

Composer Christopher Blake has had a varied career, qualifying as a civil engineer before resuming an early interest in music and studying composition in New Zealand and England. He has held executive positions in arts administration and the public service. He was foundation chief executive for the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and wrote Aria: a dawn song for the opening of its new premises in 1991.

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Music by Christopher Blake

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Performed by Bridget Douglas, principal flute New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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William Dart, 'Composers - Consolidation, 1980s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/music/44648/aria-a-dawn-song-by-christopher-blake (accessed 21 September 2017)

Story by William Dart, published 22 Oct 2014