ERIC Number: ED045988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Na Mele o Hawai'i Nei; 101 Hawaiian Songs.
Elbert, Samuel H., Comp.; Mahoe, Noelani, Comp.
The songs in this collection of Hawaiian traditional and Christmas songs are postmissionary and owe their musical origin to missionary hymns dating from the mid-1850's to 1968. Nearly all are sung often today and are well known to Hawaiian singers. Many have not been translated before. Each song appears in Hawaiian and English, prefaced by brief notes on the cultural, historical, and linguistic points of interest. An introductory section explains the selection, classification, and arrangement; discusses the composers, the structure of the Hawaiian language and the poetic style, symbolism, and other aspects of the folk literature; and provides a general background for an appreciation of the work. A reference listing and composers index are included. (AMM)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, English, Folk Culture, Hawaiian, Language Patterns, Poetry, Singing, Structural Analysis, Translation
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
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