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Taonga pūoro = Singing treasures : the musical instruments of the Māori / Brian Flintoff.

By: Flintoff, Brian [author.].
Contributor(s): Melbourne, Hirini | Nunns, Richard | Melbourne, Hirini, 1950-2003.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Nelson, N.Z. : Craig Potton Pub., 2004Description: 132 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: volumeISBN: 187733314X (pbk.); 9781877333149 (pbk.).Other title: Singing treasures.Subject(s): Musical instruments -- New Zealand | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Music -- History and criticism | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Songs and music | Maori language materials | Taonga pūoro | Pūrākau | Atua | Mahi ā rēhia | Pūoro reo | Kaitito waiataDDC classification: 784.1908999442
Contents:
Part one: The families of sounds -- Part two: Making andplaying singing treasures.
Summary: Comprehensively covers the world of Māori musical instruments, including a background to the tunes played on the instruments, and the families of natural sounds with which they are associated. Covers various types of instruments (flutes, gourds, wood and shell trumpets, and bullroarers, for example) giving technical information along with that of the mythological and cultural context to which they belong.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

And to further breathe life into this book, the technical information about each instrument is interwoven with the stories and myths that belong to each instrument. In addition, instructions are given for making and playing these singing treasures, and there is an explanation of the art forms used in Maori carving.

Includes texts of songs by Hirini Melbourne.

The CD contains a sampler of Māori music, selected from previous recordings, many featuring Richard Nunns and Hirini Melbourne.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-132).

Part one: The families of sounds -- Part two: Making andplaying singing treasures.

Comprehensively covers the world of Māori musical instruments, including a background to the tunes played on the instruments, and the families of natural sounds with which they are associated. Covers various types of instruments (flutes, gourds, wood and shell trumpets, and bullroarers, for example) giving technical information along with that of the mythological and cultural context to which they belong.

In English.

CD Included, Please inquire at Desk.

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