Pese Lotu Samoa
PESE LOTU SAMOA is a collection of songs composed, transcribed, arranged and analyzed in my doctoral thesis (Pese Lotu Samoa: The Modernization of Samoan Church Music). Many of the old tunes were borrowed by early missionaries from old English hymnals. Composers are recognized for their works. Tunes with unknown composers' names are labeled as Anonymous (Anon).
The cover photo (the pake & fala papa) was designed by my friend Mr. Veni Sopoaga at the Amercan Samoa Department of Education (ASDOE) specifically for this project. All Rights Reserved.