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Porowhita: Circle Songs


Porowhita: Circle Songs

Education resource Publication year: 2010

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A well presented book and beautiful CD of fourteen original round or “circle” songs in Maori and English using whakatauki, karakia, tauparapara and other phrases. Two beautiful karakia encircle the collection.

Round singing strengthens listening and social skills, while teaching te reo with interweaving rhythms and captivating harmonies. The songs are great listening or unison singing for any age. Teach rounds and harmonies according to children’s ability.

The 32-page book includes scores, teaching tips, actions and photocopiable lyric sheets. Great choral or classroom resource.

The musical scores are available to purchase individually here:


32 pages, Book and CD

Publisher note

Sean O'Connor

Author note

Sean O'Connor

Content note

Me Mihi / A Greeting E Koekoe Tuia / Bind It Na Rangi / From the Sky Waiata Mai / Come Sing Nau te Rourou / My Little Basket Korokoro Tui / Throat of the Tui Rongokako Raumati / Summer Ngahuru / Autumn Hotoke / Winter Koanga / Spring Te Rangatahi / The New Net Ki Te Arai