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The Charge of Parihaka

by Anthony Ritchie, for SSATBB sextet or 6 part choir, Opus 63

The Charge of Parihaka

A setting of a powerful satirical poem by Jessie MacKay, describing events in Parihaka, 1881, when government troops forcibly took over a Maori Pa and sent many of its inhabitants to prison. A direct and strong setting, performable by soloists or by unaccompanied choir.