Re-blog: Aloha ʻOe – Kawaiahao Seminary Quartet

Re-blog from Amy Stillman  (Hawaiian Music for Listening Pleasure) — Category: Music at Kawaiaha’o Seminary  — Tags: Liliʻuokalani, Music

From the Queen’s songbook. At Hawaii State Archives.

Hawaiian Music for Listening Pleasure

Mahalo a nui to record collector Ryan Erickson who posted this recording on his YouTube channel then shared it with the Facebook group Hawaiian Music From The Golden Age. This is one of four recordings this group made for Victor Records. Discographer Malcolm Rockwell dates the recordings to July 1904, and discusses evidence that these recordings were likely made in New York City.

Note how the singers render the rhythm of “Aloha ʻoe” at the beginning of the chorus.

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