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  • To Tatau Wakaby Mervyn McLean

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    In the engrossing book To Tatua Waka, a leading ethnomusicologist, Mervyn McLean, tells the story of his fieldwork recording waiata and other traditional Maori songs over a span of more than twenty years (195879). These recordings have been of great importance in revitalising Maori music in many tribal areas and have preserved the songs and the voices... more...

  • Maori Musicby Mervyn McLean

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Mervyn McLean is the acknowledged world authority on Maori music, author of the classic Traditional Songs of the Maori (AUP), as well as many other titles. This book is the best introduction available to Maori music the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30... more...

  • To Tatau Wakaby Mervyn McLean

    Auckland University Press 2004; US$ 31.99

    This account of an ethnomusicologist?s experience conducting fieldwork offers a glimpse into the life of New Zealand?s Maori people through his documentation of traditional songs. The audio recordings included span 1958 through 1979, a time when many of the culture?s traditions were fading. Sensitive writing and attention to the challenges of anthropological... more...

  • Maori Musicby Mervyn McLean

    Auckland University Press 1997; US$ 31.99

    This book is the best introduction available to Maori music ? the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30 years of fieldwork that yielded 1300 recorded songs and hundred of pages of interviews and eyewitness accounts, this is a classic book. more...

  • Tikopia Songsby Raymond Firth; Mervyn McLean

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 58.00

    This book shows how the poetry and music of a Polynesian people, the Tikopia, can have an intimate relation with their social life. more...

  • Traditional Songs of the Maoriby Mervyn McLean; Margaret Orbell

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Traditional Songs of the Maori is the classic collection of Maori waiata. These songs in many different styles embody the fundamental values of traditional Maori culture and form a vital part of marae ceremonial. Most common song types are represented: laments, love songs, war chants, songs of welcome, face-saving songs and witty occasional songs.... more...

  • Songs of a Kaumatuaby Margaret Orbell; Mervyn McLean

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    This is a unique historical document uncovering the richness of Tuhoe music and poetry. Includes 60 traditional songs from outstanding singer Kino Hughes with the text of each song in both English and Maori; musical transcriptions; information on Kino Hughes, the people of Tuhoe, the song categories used and the music; photographs; a glossary; notes... more...

  • Traditional Songs of the Maoriby Mervyn McLean; Margaret Orbell

    Auckland University Press 2004; US$ 31.99

    This classic study of indigenous Polynesian music, conducted in the 1960s, includes a survey of traditional songs in different styles that embody the fundamental values of Maori culture in New Zealand. Musical transcriptions, Maori texts, English translations, and extensive notes on more than 50 traditional Maori songs are included. Common ceremonial... more...

  • Songs of Kaumatuaby Dr. Mervyn McLean; Dr. Margaret Orbell; Dr. Margaret Orbell

    Auckland University Press 2001; US$ 31.99

    Sixty traditional Maori songs of Tuhoe sung by Kino Hughes are presented in this book and CD collection. The text of each song is given in both English and Maori along with a musical transcription. Kino Hughes was an outstanding singer, orator, and respected Kaumatua who, determined to preserve for future generations all the songs he knew, asked these... more...

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