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Author Thomson, John Mansfield.

Title The Oxford history of New Zealand music / John Mansfield Thomson
Published Auckland ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991


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 W'PONDS  780.993 Tho/Oho  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 315 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents The Māori world of music -- Pt. 1. Growth of a performing tradition. The frontier: explorers, sealers, whalers and missionaries -- Music in the first settlement -- Themes and variations -- The world beyond -- Musical media -- The New Zealand performer -- Meeting of the two cultures: Māori and European music -- Pt. 2. Growth of a composing tradition. Forerunners -- Douglas Lilburn -- The expanding tradition: composers since Lilburn -- App. 1. Music in education -- App. 2. Instrument making in New Zealand
Summary The Maori world of music - The frontier: explorers, sealers, whalers and missionaries - Music in the first settlements: On the voyage - Wellington, 1840-1870 - Auckland, 1840-1865 - Dunedin, 1848-1865 - Canterbury, 1851-1900 - The regions and the West Coast goldfields; Themes and variations: The colonial ball - Military and brass bands - Folk-music - Opera - Colonial choral societies and their successors - Orchestral patterns from the 19th century to the NZSO - Michael Balling at the Nelson Conservatorium; The world beyond: Visiting artists - The Sheffield Choir, 1911 - Henri Verbrugghen and the New South Wales State Orchestra, 1920 and 1922; Musical media: Silent film music - The rise of the gramophone and player piano - The growth of broadcasting - Music journals; The NZ performer: Introduction - Singers - Instrumentalists - Conductors; Meeting of 2 cultures: Waiata a ringa - Maori concert groups and solo artists - Recording Maori music - The two cultures today; Growth of a composing tradition: Early colonial composers and their publications - Alfred Hill - Douglas Lilburn - Composers since Lilburn (Carr, Pruden, Tremain and others) - New influences; Music in education; Instrument making in New Zealand
Analysis Music History
New Zealand
Notes Corrigenda slip inserted
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-309) and index
Notes Contact the AMC for rights information
Subject Hill, Alfred, 1869-1960.
Music -- New Zealand -- History and criticism.
Musicians -- New Zealand -- Biography.
LC no. 91161022
ISBN 0195581768
Other Titles History of New Zealand music