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With her new CD
Waiata Dame Kiri Te Kanawa joins the elite group of international singers whose recording careers span 50 years.
Waiata completes a full circle from her first recording (1964) which was also a collection of Maori songs. This was followed three years later by her Kiwi Records long- player, which based on sales, earned the NZ Phonographic Federation’s first Gold Disc awarded to a NZ artist and became her first recording release outside New Zealand. Since then she has recorded seventeen major operas with the world’s principal orchestras and appeared twice on the UK top-10 bestseller list: with the Rugby World Cup theme song “The World in Union” and Canteloube’s “Songs of the Auvergne”.
Kiri received the British Classical Recording industry’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
1. HAERE E HINE (Farewell my Lady Fair)
2. TAMA NGAKAU MARIE (Son of a Peaceful Heart)
3. KARU KARU (Expectation)
4. HE PUTI PUTI KOE (To a Lovely Flower)
5. MARINGI NOA (I Weep For Your Return)
6. AWE MARIA (Hail Mary)
7. E TE ARIKI (Our Lord - Watch Over Us)
8. HE WAWATA (The Days of Yearning)
9. TE TANIWHA (The God of the Sea)
10. WHAKAARIA MAI (How Great Thou Art)
11. KOHU - AUAHI (Blue Smoke) composed by Ruru Karaitiana
12. WHAKAARIA MAI (Maori adaption of How Great Thou Art)
13. AUE E TE IWI E (The Pride of our Maori People)
14. KAMATE (Darkness Into Light)
15. TIROHIA MOKOIA (Look to the Island)
16. EHARA TE WAEA (Love Never Breaks)
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