Commissioned by Christchurch Symphony Orchestra for the Governor General, Dame Silvia Cartwright, the fanfare was written as entrance music for the Governor General. The score, printed on quality paper and bound with a ribbon, was presented to Dame Silvia at an interval ceremony.
Dr Philip Norman CNZM is an award-winning composer and author. His compositions span the breadth of the performing arts; his critical and historical writings have also focused on the arts, with a particular interest in the work of other New Zealand composers.
A PhD graduate of the University of Canterbury he has had extensive experience in musical direction, arts administration and arts advocacy throughout his 40-year freelance career based in Christchurch.
He was a founding trustee of The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts and the first chairman of the Concerts for Christchurch Foundation, and is currently chairman of the Christchurch City Choir and conductor of Risingholme Orchestra.
He was invested as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015 ‘for services to music and music theatre’.
Recorded by RNZ Concert for the 2018 NZ Composer Sessions.
Producer: David McCaw
Engineer: Graham Kennedy