UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Larry V. Shumway field recordings (Tonga), 1974

Overview of the Collection

Shumway, Larry V.
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Larry V. Shumway field recordings (Tonga)
15 items  :  EC - 15 reels (7.5 ips (14 reels) and 15 ips (1 reel), 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); WT - 15 reels (7.5 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 10"); Duration: 9:11:48
Collection Number
Recorded 1974; Archives copies from collector.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Larry V. Shumway (1934-), from Arizona state, is an ethnomusicologist, teacher, author, and traditional fiddler. Shumway received his BA in music from Brigham Young University (BYU), his MA in Asian studies from Seton Hall University, and his PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington. In 1974, he was given a joint faculty appointment at BYU in the Department of the Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature and in the School of Music. He has conducted field work in American, Japan, and Kingdom of Tonga on various traditional music genres and dance forms --including Japanese Shinto ritual music, American traditional music, and Tongan national music, culture, and dance. Shumway has taught music and Japanese language. He is also a fifth generation fiddler, and has authored several books and articles about the fiddle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded during 1974 field trip by Larry V. Shumway with Alan Swanson, technician.

Collection contains "mainly Laka-Laka's, some M'ulu ulu, some popular songs, church hymns, and other choral religious pieces"

Documentation: Typed sheet describing field project.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Oceania
  • Tonga--Africa--Southern Africa
  • Western Polynesia

Form or Genre Terms

  • Field recordings