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AN INDEX OF PUBLISHED AND RECORDED SOURCES
compiled by Amy K. Stillman
March 1990; Supplement 1995
This index is primarily an aid to locate Hawaiian chants in published sources and on audio recordings. A Hawaiian chant is loosely defined here as a poetic text that is associated with the pre-European performance traditions of oli and mele hula, as opposed to the post-European performance tradition of Westernized musical styles.
This index is organized into these parts:
List of Published Sources Indexed
This is a listing of the published sources which have been indexed. The list is arranged alphabetically by author; for authors with more than one volume, the citations are ordered chronologically by date of publication. Each publication is given a sigla consisting of the author's last name and the date of publication, by which it is referenced in the index entry.
List of Audio Recordings Indexed
This is a listing of the audio recordings which have been indexed. The list is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer, then numerically by catalog number. Each recording is given a sigla consisting of the record company name and catalog number, by which it is referenced in the index entry.
The index's search function queries the chants' titles, alternate titles and 1st lines. Note: The practice of giving titles to chants has been neither uniform nor consistent. Often a title is ascribed from the dedication (e.g., "He lei no Kapiolani") or from its function (e.g., "Oli Lei"). Because of this, chants are often indexed by their first lines instead.
Note on Hawaiian language and diacritical marks
Because of technical limitations at the time this index was created, the spelling of Hawaiian language titles and first lines had to be standardized in order to be properly sorted by computer. For this reason diacritical marks are not used in the index entries, and spellings may not reflect their appearance in the original source.