Weavers of Song: Polynesian Music and Dance

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Auckland University Press, 1999 - Music - 543 pages
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This book covers in its first part regional music and dance, exploring the musical traditions of twenty specific areas. In the second part McLean describes the musical instruments and the uses, performance, composition, teaching and structure of music across the entire region. He studies the impact of European music on traditional music and includes a chapter on modern music and dance. he finally examines the cultural connections and the diffusion of styles throughout the Polynesian Pacific. Weavers of Song is illustrated with 165 photographs and over 80 musical examples. it is accompanied by a CD sampler containing songs, dance-songs and instrumental music from areas studied in the book. --From publisher's description.
 

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Contents

The Polynesian background
3
Central Polynesia
4
Society Islands
21
Nil i
25
Haw
36
Cook Islands
55
Austral Islands
105
Tuamotu Islands
113
Comparisons
343
Traditional Music and Dance
345
Musical instruments
347
Uses of song and dance
367
Performance
375
Composition
381
Ownership
391
Learning and instruction
395

Western Polynesia
119
Tonga
121
Samoa
147
Tuvalu
177
Tokelau
195
Niue
209
Tafeauhi A dance song Recorded by Richard Moyle 1984 AMPM 842138 114
217
Uvea and Futuna
221
Polynesian Outliers
233
POLYNESIAN OUTLIERS
252
Marginal Polynesia
257
Marquesas Islands
259
Easter Island
279
Mangareva Islands
291
Hawaii
299
New Zealand
325
Karanga Greetings to visitors MO 38 Recorded by Mervyn McLean 1963 AMPM
337
Music structure
403
The Impact of European Music
417
The coming of the Europeans
419
Hymnody
431
Modern music and dance
437
Cultural Connections and Diffusion of Styles
449
The spread of music and dance
451
Appendices
467
Pronunciation guide
468
Illustration credits
473
Notes
475
References
507
Index
524
Contents
541
MARGINAL POLYNESIA
543
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