Dorothy Buchanan: Peace Fanfare
Join Music Director Emeritus James Judd and the NZSO as they perform Dorothy Buchanan's Peace Fanfare.
4 minutes 34 seconds
Dorothy Buchanan Peace Fanfare
James Judd Conductor
The turn of the new millennium is a moment many of us will remember. To commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event, the Auckland Philharmonia commissioned eleven New Zealand or New Zealand-born composers to write a short fanfare in celebration.
Born in 1945, Buchanan made her career as a teacher, pianist, violinist, composer and general mover-and-shaker in the musical life of New Zealand. Her creative inspiration, like her efforts to build the country’s musical life, revolves around a love of Aotearoa. Buchanan could find creative stimulus in those quintessential Kiwi things: “bird song, flax in summer, a line of hills.”