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LILIUOKALANI

LILIUOKALANI

Composer: Queen Liliuokalani
Published in 3 hymnals


Composer: Queen Liliuokalani

Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii, was born on September 2, 1838, as Lydia Lili‘u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka‘eha. She studied music from a young age, learned to sing and play several instruments, and would eventually write more than 160 songs, mostly about Hawaiian life and culture. The most popular is Aloha Oe, the story of two lovers parting reluctantly. She became Queen in 1890 following the death of her brother Kalakaua. He had been forced by powerful business interests from the mainland to accept a new constitution that greatly reduced his power and effectively disenfranchised the native Hawaiians. Liliuokalani attempted to replace that constitution with another, fairer one, but instead, in a shocking coup, a group of b… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: LILIUOKALANI
Composer: Queen Liliuokalani
Place Of Origin: Hawaii
Meter: 6.7.7.6
Incipit: 55432 11167 1255
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Singing the Sacred #3

Text

The New Century Hymnal #580

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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