A social history of the piano in New Zealand from the arrival of the first in 1827 to the 1930s when the increasing popularity of the phonograph and radio saw the start of the decline of the piano at home.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 275 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete, and well illustrated, history of the best known name in New Zealand's social and business history. A retailer, manufacturer of instruments and publisher of sheet music, Begg's was established in Dunedin in 1861.
Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2012. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 240 pages. NEW
A very thorough and scholarly history of New Zealand's national anthem, first published in 1878 and still being sung. One of the Canterbury series of documents and sources in music.
School of Music, Cantebury University, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
The interesting history of the New Zealand recording industry from the earliest cylinder days to the end of the disc era. Includes illustrations of all known NZ labels.
David Bateman, Auckland, 2002. Softback. 175 pages. NEW
Blue Smoke The Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music 1918-1964. Chris Bourke has sought out the heroes and villans who pioneered popular music in this country before the advent of rock and roll. Published 2010.
Auckland University Press. Softcovers, illustrated. 381 pages. NEW
Presents a sketch of much loved Kiwi joker Peter Cape's life together with his complete songs, words, music, chords and a CD with 23 of the songs.
A record of an exciting time in the development of New Zealand music in Auckland, this collection brings together the finest performers in the city at that time. Illustrated.
Tandem Press, Auckland, 1995. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
A personal history of Sneaky Feelings and the rise and fall of the Dunedin sound in the 1980s. On of the best book on New Zealand music you could read.
Reed Books, Auckland, 1999. Softback. 207 pages. SECONDHAND.
This finely illustrated book is a complete history of the development of dance in New Zealand.
Hardback. 312 pages. NEW.