Tikopia Songs: Poetic and Musical Art of a Polynesian People of the Solomon Islandsby Raymond Firth
This book shows how the poetry and music of a Polynesian people, the Tikopia, can have an intimate relation with their social life.See more details below
This book shows how the poetry and music of a Polynesian people, the Tikopia, can have an intimate relation with their social life.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture Series, #20
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. General: 1. The nature of Tikopia song; 2. Tikopia poetic language and imagery; 3. Funeral and mourning as musical occasions; 4. Dance and song; Part II. Musical Analysis Mervyn McLean: 5. The structure of Tikopia music; Part III. Song Texts, Translations and Commentary: 6. Dance songs of everyday life; 7. Songs of the sea and of travel; 8. Eulogies and farewells; 9. Songs of protest and criticism; 10. Songs of erotic arousal and sex antagonism; 11. Laments and funeral dirges; 12. Songs on historical and mythic themes, and of ritual quality; 13. Epilogue; Appendices; References; Index.
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