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Searches for tradition : essays on New Zealand music, past & present / edited by Michael Brown & Samantha Owens.

Contributor(s): Brown, Michael, 1970- [editor.] | Owens, Samantha [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 294 pages : illustrations (some colour), music ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561773; 1776561775.Subject(s): Lilburn, Douglas, 1915-2001 -- Criticism and interpretation | Lilburn, Douglas, 1915-2001 | Music -- New Zealand -- History and criticism | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Music | PūoroDDC classification: 780.993
Contents:
Colonial traditions. Transplanting traditions : immigrant colonial composers in New Zealand / Elizabeth Nichol -- London, Leipzig or local? : German musical influence and proposals for the establishment of a New Zealand conservatorium of music, 1906-8 / Samantha Owens -- Alfred Hill's 'Māori' songs : whose tradition? / Melissa Cross -- The Lilburn legacy. 'Couldn't it have been the bagpipes?' : Douglas Lilburn's other traditions / Michael Brown -- Harmonic stratification in the instrumental and electronic music of Douglas Lilburn / Michael Norris -- Lilburn vs Putney : what price tradition now? / Fiona McAlpine -- Tradition in Māori music. Whāia te Māramatanga : the search for enlightenment / Valance Smith -- Mai te pō, ki te ao : the reclamation of taonga pūoro as a living treasure / Awhina Tamarapa and Ariana Tikao -- Jazz in New Zealand. The New Zealand jazz tradition : something borrowed, something blue / Norman Meehan -- Going to town in the big jam : 'official' jam sessions in the 1940s and the development of the New Zealand jazz community / Aleisha Ward -- Trad respect : manifestations of the jazz tradition in Wellington / Nick Tipping -- Classical traditions. 'A wonderful shock' : the influence of minimalism on New Zealand's art music tradition / Anthony Ritchie -- Shaping traditions of vocality: the lyrical legacy of Kiri Te Kanawa / Jenny Wollerman -- Epilogue. Aotearoa, Middle Earth or No Man's Land : Lilburn and the search for identity / Peter Walls.
Summary: "Presents case studies drawn from a broad spectrum of genres, cultures and historical periods, from investigations of New Zealand's colonial music to fresh consideration of Lilburn's legacy, from corners of the jazz scene to the contemporary revitalisation of taonga pūoro. The focus on tradition leads in some instances to critical issues of nationalism and biculturalism, while others uncover little-discussed aspects of local music history, performance practice or composition."-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In Douglas Lilburn's famous address to the 1946 Cambridge Summer School of Music, the composer described his 'search for tradition' in the music of New Zealand and spelled out his hopes that a distinctive art music might yet emerge here. Sixty years on, this collection of scholarly essays brings together various perspectives on what 'tradition' means in the context of the music of Aotearoa New Zealand.Searches for Tradition presents case studies drawn from a broad spectrum of genres, cultures and historical periods, from investigations of New Zealand's colonial music to fresh consideration of Lilburn's legacy, from corners of the jazz scene to the contemporary revitalization of taonga puoro. The focus on 'tradition' leads in some instances to critical issues of nationalism and biculturalism, while others uncover little-discussed aspects of local music history, performance practice or composition. It will be stimulating reading for all enthusiasts of New Zealand music's past, present and future.

Includes bibliographical references.

Colonial traditions. Transplanting traditions : immigrant colonial composers in New Zealand / Elizabeth Nichol -- London, Leipzig or local? : German musical influence and proposals for the establishment of a New Zealand conservatorium of music, 1906-8 / Samantha Owens -- Alfred Hill's 'Māori' songs : whose tradition? / Melissa Cross -- The Lilburn legacy. 'Couldn't it have been the bagpipes?' : Douglas Lilburn's other traditions / Michael Brown -- Harmonic stratification in the instrumental and electronic music of Douglas Lilburn / Michael Norris -- Lilburn vs Putney : what price tradition now? / Fiona McAlpine -- Tradition in Māori music. Whāia te Māramatanga : the search for enlightenment / Valance Smith -- Mai te pō, ki te ao : the reclamation of taonga pūoro as a living treasure / Awhina Tamarapa and Ariana Tikao -- Jazz in New Zealand. The New Zealand jazz tradition : something borrowed, something blue / Norman Meehan -- Going to town in the big jam : 'official' jam sessions in the 1940s and the development of the New Zealand jazz community / Aleisha Ward -- Trad respect : manifestations of the jazz tradition in Wellington / Nick Tipping -- Classical traditions. 'A wonderful shock' : the influence of minimalism on New Zealand's art music tradition / Anthony Ritchie -- Shaping traditions of vocality: the lyrical legacy of Kiri Te Kanawa / Jenny Wollerman -- Epilogue. Aotearoa, Middle Earth or No Man's Land : Lilburn and the search for identity / Peter Walls.

"Presents case studies drawn from a broad spectrum of genres, cultures and historical periods, from investigations of New Zealand's colonial music to fresh consideration of Lilburn's legacy, from corners of the jazz scene to the contemporary revitalisation of taonga pūoro. The focus on tradition leads in some instances to critical issues of nationalism and biculturalism, while others uncover little-discussed aspects of local music history, performance practice or composition."-- Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. 7)
  • List of Figures (p. 8)
  • List of Musical Examples (p. 9)
  • Introduction (p. 11)
  • Colonial Traditions
  • 1 Transplanting Traditions: Immigrant Colonial Composers in New Zealand (p. 25)
  • 2 London, Leipzig or Local?: German Musical Influence and Proposals for the Establishment of a New Zealand Conservatorium of Music, 1906-8 (p. 46)
  • 3 Alfred Hill's 'Maori' Songs: Whose Tradition? (p. 59)
  • The Lilburn Legacy
  • 4 'Couldn't It Have Been the Bagpipes?': Douglas Lilburn's Other Traditions (p. 79)
  • 5 Harmonic Stratification in the Instrumental and Electronic Music of Douglas Lilburn (p. 94)
  • 6 Lilburn vs Putney: What Price Tradition Now? (p. 112)
  • Tradition in Maori Music
  • 7 Whaia te Maramatanga: The Search for Enlightenment (p. 125)
  • 8 Mai te Po, ki te Ao: The Reclamation of Taonga Puoro as a Living Treasure (p. 139)
  • Jazz in New Zealand
  • 9 The New Zealand Jazz Tradition: Something Borrowed, Something Blue (p. 161)
  • 10 Going to Town in the Big Jam: 'Official' Jam Sessions in the 1940s and the Development of the New Zealand Jazz Community (p. 174)
  • 11 Trad Respect: Manifestations of the Jazz Tradition in Wellington (p. 189)
  • Classical Traditions
  • 12 'A Wonderful Shock': The Influence of Minimalism on New Zealand's Art Music Tradition (p. 203)
  • 13 Shaping Traditions of Vocality: The Lyrical Legacy of Kiri Te Kanawa (p. 223)
  • Epilogue
  • 14 Aotearoa, Middle Earth or No Man's Land: Lilburn and the Search for Identity (p. 239)
  • Contributors (p. 257)
  • Bibliography (p. 261)
  • Index (p. 273)