Traditional Songs of the Maori

Author(s): Mervyn McLean; Margaret R. Orbell

Maori History, Society & Culture | Secondhand

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 songs are represented, including elaborate laments, love songs, war chants, songs of welcome, and witty occasional songs.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780196479767
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : February 1980
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mervyn McLean; Margaret R. Orbell
  • : Hardback with dust jacket
  • : 782.4/216299442
  • : 324