Si manu la'iti'iti - Little bird: A Samoan nursery song

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dc.contributor.editor Grylls, K en 2020-02-20T03:32:58Z en 2019-11-29 en
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dc.description.abstract Cultural Context: A Samoan rendering of the song Little Birdie In The Tree, which was written by P. P. Bliss and published in his collection of Sunday School Music titled The Charm (Chicago, 1871). Birds have always been a popular theme of many Samoan folk songs, so it comes as no surprise that this piece was adopted and taught widely in pre-schools and church Sunday schools. Even though there is no knowing when this song entered into the Samoan culture, it has been made available as a singing resource for use in New Zealand schools as early as the 1980’s, where—according to official government records—there are over 86,000 Samoan speakers (Ministry of Pacific Peoples, 2017). The version used in this arrangement was taught to the composer by his grandmother, Fa’aiuga So’oalo Palelei, who remembers this song from her childhood growing up and around the village of Fale'ula found on SaÌ„moa’s main island, Upolu. en
dc.publisher Earthsongs Choral Music en
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dc.title Si manu la'iti'iti - Little bird: A Samoan nursery song en
dc.type Scholarly Text en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en Corvallis, USA en
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pubs.elements-id 790567 en Creative Arts and Industries en Music en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-01-08 en

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