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Orange Resource

Maori Music

Book hardcover

Maori Music

Commentary or analysis Publication year: 1996

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In Maori Music, Mervyn McLean draws on diverse written and oral sources gathered over more than 30 years of scholarship and field work that yielded some 1300 recorded songs, hundreds of pages of interviews with singers, and numerous eye-witness accounts. This book, illustrated throughout with photos and music examples, is highly readable and will serve as a basic and indispensable resource for anyone with an interest in Maori music.


xii, 418 p. : ill., map, music, ports. ; 26 cm.


Publisher note

Auckland University Press

Author note

McLean, Mervyn

Dedication note

To Arapeta Awatere (1910-1976) and Hoani Halbert (1890-1958)