A new guide to the wide and exciting art of New Zealand music for students and interested lay people. The book emphasises the pleasures of listening to New Zealand music — introducing and providing follow-up activity material on:
Māori and Pākehā Waiata Poi Alfred Hill Arohaina Mai Tuini Ngāwai Ambush Free improvisation
Popular Music Just Like You TrinityRoots Envy of Angels The Mutton Birds Meeting of the Waters Mike Nock
Orchestral works Drysdale Overture Douglas Lilburn Taranaki Overture Larry Pruden From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs Gareth Farr
Electroacoustic works Soundscape with Lake and River Douglas Lilburn Horizont im Ohr Dugal McKinnon Speak Volumes Miriama Young
Presented in plain language, with illustrations. Emphasis on learning the pleasures of listening to New Zealand music. Examines a variety of different pieces. An accompanying CD, featuring ten of the pieces discussed.
Steele Roberts Publishers / contributors