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Video: New Zealand Suite for Guitar - 2. Rotoiti Twilight

Music video. Rotoiti Twilight - NZ Suite for Guitar by Bruce Paine

This is the second movement of Bruce Paine's New Zealand Suite for Guitar. Rotoiti Twilight conjures up the atmosphere of an evening stroll from the village of St Arnaud in the Nelson Lakes District to the tranquil shores of Lake Rotoiti.

The intention was for the suite to be an easily playable, concert opener that would not be too physically demanding but with enough substance to be musically satisfying. Despite this it is fair to say that a reasonably high level of proficiency is required to achieve a convincing performance, particularly with the third movement that requires great dexterity and stamina.

Electronic downloads of the New Zealand Suite and other sheet music are available via Bruce Paine's web site for a small fee. Hard copies can be purchased from the SOUNZ online music store for New Zealand composers.