DISCOGRAPHY

 

Recommended Recordings (a Complete Discography is below)

Gareth Farr - Horizon - Recording NZ Composer

Gareth Farr: Horizon Henry Wong Doe (pno), Jisoo Ok (vc), Jesse Schiffman (fl)
Featuring: Balinese Pieces; Shadow of the Hawk; Mouse Hole; The Horizon From Owhiro Bay; Etude; Nga Whetu E Whitu; Love Songs; Ramayana
Label Trust Records MMT2070
Released 2012

Horizon showcases the vibrant and beautiful piano music of Gareth Farr. From the exotic sonorities of Indonesian gamelan to the more impressionistic influence of Olivier Messiaen, with echoes of Prokofiev and Shostakovich, this recording reveals Farr’s engaging style.
New Zealand-born pianist and prize-winning Juilliard graduate Henry Wong Doe is joined by New York City colleagues in performing the ten works on this album, including seven first recordings.
Gareth Farr - Sea Gongs Recording - NZ Composer Sea Gongs New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Young (cond)
Featuring: From The Depths Sound The Great Sea Gongs; Waipoua; Le Temps est à la Pluie; Tabuh Pacific; Queen of Demons; Te Papa (1998 version)
Label Trust Records 2021
Re-released 2010

Fully re-packaged, this two-disc deluxe edition combines two classic Farr titles.
CD 1 includes title work From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs, commissioned by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for its 50th Anniversary.
CD 2 contains Te Papa, composed to celebrate the opening of the Museum of New Zealand. Te Papa combines symphony orchestra, operatic soprano and tenor and Maori karanga into a powerful and moving work which ‘transcends idiom and individual taste.’
Gareth Farr - Chamber Music

Gareth Farr: Chamber Music Various Artists
Featuring: Shadow of the Hawk; Kembang Suling; Sepuluh Jari; From Forgotten Forests; Cadenza
Label Trust Records MMT2020
Released 1997

Gareth Farr - Ruaumoko Ruaumoko New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Marc Taddei (cond)
Featuring: Ruaumoko; Orakau; Rangitoto; Te Papa; Beowulf
Label Trust Records MMT2042
Released 2006
Gareth Farr Tangaroa Tangaroa Jeremy Fitzsimons; Bridget Douglas (fl); Kristie Ibrahim (vib); Dan Poynton (pno)
Featuring: Tangaroa; Kembang Suling; Duggan Theme; Tuatara; Three Etudes; Dialogue; Spoook
Label Trust Records MMT2058
Released 2008
Gareth Farr - Warriors From Pluto Warriors from Pluto Strike; NZSO Chamber Orchestra; Marc Taddei (cond)
Featuring: Naga Baba; Te Parenga; Warriors from Pluto; Nga Tai Hurihuri; Time and Tide
Label Trust Records MMT2036
Released 2001
Gareth Farr - Orchestral Orchestral Works New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Young (cond)
Featuring: From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs; Waipoua; Le Temps est à la Pluie; Tabuh Pacific; Queen of Demons
Label Trust Records MMT2021
Released 1997
Gareth Farr - Owhiro Owhiro – Works for String Quartet New Zealand String Quartet
Featuring: Owhiro; Mondo Rondo; Frenzy
Label Trust Records MMT2019
Released 2000
Gareth Farr Music For Flute Percussion Music for Flute and Percussion, Vol.2 Marc Grauwels, Sarah Mouradoglou
Featuring: Kembang Suling
Label Naxos Naxos 8.572521
Released 2010

 

Complete Discography

Beauty Spot Marina Sturm (cl); New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Sedares (cond) Featuring: Waipoua Label Universal 3998782 Released 2000
Brass Aotearoa National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand; Nigel Weeks (cond) Featuring: Waipiro; Tawhirimatea Label Trust Records MMT2049 Released 2003
Elusive Dreams Michael Houstoun (pf) Featuring: Sepuluh Jari (original version) Label Trust Records MMT2010 Released 1999
Figures in a Landscape Kesatuan – Karen DeWig (fl); Ingrid Gordon (perc) Featuring: Kembang Suling Label Centaur CRC 2467 Released 1999
Chamber Music Various Artists Featuring: Shadow of the Hawk; Kembang Suling; Sepuluh Jari; From Forgotten Forests; Cadenza Label Trust Records MMT2020 Released 1997
Orchestral Works New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Young (cond) Featuring: From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs; Waipoua; Le Temps est à la Pluie; Tabuh Pacific; Queen of Demons Label Trust Records MMT2021 Released 1997
Owhiro – Works for String Quartet New Zealand String Quartet Featuring: Owhiro; Mondo Rondo; Frenzy Label Trust Records MMT2019 Released 2000
Ruaumoko New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Marc Taddei (cond) Featuring: Ruaumoko; Orakau; Rangitoto; Te Papa; Beowulf Label Trust Records MMT2042 Released 2006
Tangaroa Jeremy Fitzsimons; Bridget Douglas (fl); Kristie Ibrahim (vib); Dan Poynton (pno) Featuring: Tangaroa; Kembang Suling; Duggan Theme; Tuatara; Three Etudes; Dialogue; Spoook Label Trust Records MMT2058 Released 2008
Warriors from Pluto Strike; NZSO Chamber Orchestra; Marc Taddei (cond) Featuring: Naga Baba; Te Parenga; Warriors from Pluto; Nga Tai Hurihuri; Time and Tide Label Trust Records MMT2036 Released 2001
Light in the Corner Kate Steinbeck (fl); Byron Hedgepeth (perc) Featuring: Kembang Suling Label n/a Released 2004
Music for Flute and Percussion, Vol.2 Marc Grauwels, Sarah Mouradoglou Featuring: Kembang Suling Label Naxos Naxos 8.572521 Released 2010
Piano Trios by Beethoven, Dvorak and Farr Ogen Trio Featuring: Ahi Label Ogen OG0010 Released 1999
Spark The New Zealand Trio Featuring: Ahi Label Trust Records MMT2066 Released 2006
Strike – New Zealand Percussion Music Strike Featuring: Volume Pig Label Trust Records MMT2030 Released 2000
Taheke – 20th Century Masterpieces for Flute & Harp Lorna McGhee (fl); Heidi Krutzen (hp) Featuring: Taheke Label Skylark SKY0401 Released 2004

 

The music of Gareth Farr is published exclusively by Promethean Editions. Please visit www.promethean-editions.com for a current discography.