May is New Zealand Music Month but you can celebrate New Zealand music all year round. We have CDs you can borrow to listen to. We also have books about New Zealand music.
Here are a few tips to help you find what you’re looking for.
NZ Music Month display at Central Library Tuam. 7 May 2013. Flickr 2013-05-13-IMG_6752
NZ music pages
- The Christchurch music scene
- Christchurch rock music posters from the 1980s
- Māori music
- Popular music in New Zealand from 1900 to today
- New Zealand Music Month
- Our blog posts on New Zealand music
Find New Zealand music in our collection
Search for New Zealand music in our catalogue:
Bands and artists
If you want music by a specific band or artist you can simply do an author search on their name, e.g. Fourmyula. This will return any albums by that artist, however it won’t find compilation albums that they’re featured on.
Our catalogue includes all song titles and artists featured on albums so an ordinary keyword search on their name e.g. Fourmyula will return albums that they’re featured on.
If you are looking for a specific song, a simple keyword search will work e.g. I love my leather jacket. Because a keyword search searches every part of every item record, this might not work so well for one-word or very common song titles for example Nature. You may need to add more terms such as the musical style (subject) and artist (author).
Some of our music eResources contain New Zealand music. Our news and magazines eResources provide online access to full-text articles from thousands of news sources such as magazines and industry journals.
We have an extensive collection of scores and sheet music including books of music to play. Our collection includes New Zealand scores.
Information about New Zealand music
Find books and eBooks about New Zealand music:
We have links in our Internet Gateway directory to New Zealand music web sites.
New Zealand music profiles
The following profiles have been written by Christchurch City Libraries.
- Biddington & Brown: Canterbury Composers
- John C. Bradshaw
- Dorothy Buchanan
- Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
- Christopher Doig
- David Farquhar
- Cathy Irons
- Malvina Major
- Martin Setchell
- Maurice Till
- Helen Webby
Folk / Country / Blues
Pop / Rock
- Lawrence Arabia
- Hugh Campbell
- Flip Grater
- Fat Boy & Slim
- Vaemu Fidow
- Fire thief
- Will Frost
- Amiria, Denver & Redford Grenell
- Oakley Grenell
- Richard James
- Jordan Luck
- Greg Malcolm
- Anika Moa
- Sir Howard Morrison
- Lindon Puffin
- Bic Runga
- Salmonella Dub
- Craig Smith
- Tiki Taane
- Ariana Tikao
- The Topp Twins
- Hayley Westenra
- James Wilkinson