Taonga pūoro Singing treasures : the musical instruments of the Māori / Brian Flintoff.Material type: TextPublication details: Nelson, N.Z. : Craig Potton Publishing, 2004Description: 132 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm. + 1 sound discISBN: 187733314X (pbk.) :Other title: Singing treasuresSubject(s): Musical instruments -- New Zealand | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Music | Taonga pūoro | Mahi ā-Rēhia | Mōteatea | Kaitito waiata | PūrākauDDC classification: 784.1908999442
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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).
Introduction -- Part One. The families of sound -- Chapter 1. Rangi, the tunes -- Chapter 2. Hine Pū Te Hue, the gourds -- Chapter 3. Tāne, father of many song makers -- Chapter 4. Tangaroa, father of shell instruments -- Chapter 5. Tāwhirimātea, the wind voices -- Chapter 6. Raukatauri, goddess of flutes -- Chapter 7. Papa, the rhythms -- Part Two. Making and playing singing treasures -- Chapter 8. Instructions on making and playing -- Chapter 9. Ki te ao mārama, towards an understanding of the art forms used -- Afterword.
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.
Central and Te Aka copies: Accompanied by Sound disc.