Composer Christopher Blake has had a varied career, qualifying as a civil engineer before resuming an early interest in music and studying composition in New Zealand and England. He has held executive positions in arts administration and the public service. He was foundation chief executive for the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and wrote Aria: a dawn song for the opening of its new premises in 1991.
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Performed by Bridget Douglas, principal flute New Zealand Symphony Orchestra