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Inia Te Waiata's Maori Songbook

Book or booklet paperback

Sheet music Publication year: 1975



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The seventeen songs, chants and hakas in this fine collection were among those selected by the late, great Maori singer Inia Te Waiata for his Kiwi gold disc-winning LP record Waiata Maori. He arranged them for performance by himself and The Maori Theatre Chorus, retaining their essential character but adding imaginative touches in the way of harmonisation and sequential grouping. Reference to the recording is recommended as a guide during study or rehearsal for performance.

In this publication Inia's vocal arrangements are now made available with piano accompaniments and guitar chord symbols for those who would like to sing and play the songs themselves.


Author note

Arrangements by Inia Te Waiata and William A. Rea

Content note

Hokihoki Tonu Mai
Pokarekare Ana
Te Arawa E
Toia Mai Te Waka
Uia Mai Koia
Hoea Ra Te Waka Nei
Kamate! Kamate!
Karu Karu
E Rere Taku Poi
Haere Ra E Hine
Mehe Manu Rere
E Tanig Ana Koe (Hine e Hine)
Tahi Nei Taru Kino
E Pari Ra
Haere Ra E Hoa Ma
Maringi Noa
E Rere Ra Te Matangi