Duration: 5 min Difficulty: Hard. This includes separate instrumental sheet music. The stories of Maui the demigod and his trickery are treasured tales that have been told to New Zealanders for generations. This particular tale, ‘Maui and the Fishhook,’describes how the North Island came to be. One morning, Maui is caught hiding in his brothers’ waka (maori canoe) whilst at sea. He is dared to catch the biggest fish in the ocean or be forever teased by his brothers. When all looks grim, an enormous fish the size of the North Island bites on to Maui’s magic fishhook. This piece is my attempt at recreating this incredible legend.
Maui and the Fishhook (SSATBB, Piano, Marimba)