Books

  • 1964. The Marimbas of Guatemala. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press. View the book.
  • 1972. Melodic Perception and Analysis. Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea: SIL.
  • 1974. Music of the Usarufas, 2 vols. Dissertation, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1976. Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea. Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea: SIL.
  • 1978. Information on the Marimba, by David Vela, translated from Spanish by Chenoweth, Institute Press, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1979. The Usarufas and Their Music, SIL Museum of Anthropology, Dallas. View the book.
  • 1980. Music for the Eastern Highlands: A Music Primer, Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea: SIL.
  • 1981. The New Testament (augen anón-anon aimma), translated into the Usarufa language.
  • 1984. A Music Primer for the North Solomons Province, Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea: SIL.
  • 1985. Rotokas Music Primer, Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea: SIL.
  • 1999. The Significance of Music in the Holy Bible, Self-published, Enid, OK: Dougherty Press.
  • 2000. Sing-Sing: Communal Singing and Dancing of New Guinea Peoples, Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Download the book (81.8 MB)
  • 2001. Melodic Perception and Analysis Revised, St. Albans Press, 1979 LTD, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 2006. Melodic Perception and Analysis Revised, Virginia Whitney, Lansdale, PA 19446. Download the book.

Articles Pertaining to the Marimba

  • 1957. “The Marimba Comes into Its Own,” Music Journal, May-June, New York City.
  • 1959. “Made in Guatemala,” American Record Guide, May, New York City.
  • 1959. “The Marimba,” International Musician, November, New York City.
  • 1961. “The Differences among Xylophone – Marimba – Vibraphone,” The Instrumentalist, p. 68, June, Evanston, Illinois.
  • 1962. “Pioneering the Marimba,” Music Journal, September, New York City.
  • 1963. “Defining the Marimba and the Xylophone Inter- Culturally,” Percussionist 1.1, Terre Haute, Indiana.
  • 1963. “Mallet Position with 2 Mallets,” Percussionist 1.2, Terre Haute, Indiana.
  • 1963. “4-Mallet Technique,” Percussionist 1.2, Terre Haute, Indiana.
  • 1964. “The Marimba, A Challenge to Composers,” Part I, The Ludwig Drummer 4.1, Chicago.
  • 1964. “The Marimba, A Challenge to Composers,” Part II, The Ludwig Drummer 4.2, Chicago.
  • 1964. “Pioneering the Marimba,” Percussive Notes, December, Urbana, Illinois.
  • 1971. “The Marimba and the Xylophone,” The School Musician, February, Joliet, Illinois.
  • 1985. “Practicing Hints,” Master Techchnique Builders for Vibraphone and Marimba (Anthony Cirone, ed.), Belwyn Mills Publishing Corp., pp 73–5, Miami.
  • 1989. “I Remember When…,” The Three Arts Club of Chicago, 75th Anniversary Special 2.1, March, Chicago.
  • 1998. “6-Mallet Etude,” Percussion News, July, p. 5, Urbana, Illinois.
  • 1998. “The Marimba, a Challenge to Composers,” Penn Sounds, Winter, pp. 5–7 (reissue), Philadelphia.
  • 2001. “Your Flight,” Percussive Notes, Journal of the Percussive Arts Society, December, Lawton, Oklahoma.
  • 2005. “Earth Drum,” Percussive Notes, Journal of the Percussive Arts Society 43.5, p. 48, October.
  • 2006. “What Do You Mean by ‘Transcribe’?” Percussive Notes, Journal of the Percussive Arts Society 44.1, p. 36, February.

Articles Pertaining to Ethnomusicology, Linguistics, and Christian Mission

  • 1963. “The Language of Hymns,” Practical Anthropology 10.6.
  • 1964. “Song Structure of a New Guinea Highlands Tribe,” Ethnomusicology, 10:285–97.
  • 1966. “Correspondence Re Ethnic Hymnody,” The Bible Translator 17.2.
  • 1967. “The Voice of Music,” New Guinea Informant, April.
  • 1968. “On Ethnic Music,” Darlene Bee with Chenoweth, Practical Anthropology 15.5.
  • 1968. “Managalasi Mourning Songs,” Ethnomusicology, 12:415–19.
  • 1969. “An Investigation of the Singing Styles of the Dunas,” Oceania, 39.3:218–30.
  • 1969. “Our Language is Too Hard,” Darlene Bee and Chenoweth, Translation, October-December:.
  • 1970. “Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs,” Translation, July-September.
  • 1971. “Let the New Guineans Sing,” Sharing, October.
  • 1971. “Comparative-Generative Models of a New Guinea Melodic Structure,” American Anthropologist, 73:773–82.
  • 1977. “Musical Literacy,” READ, A series 12, nos. 2 and 3.
  • 1977. “Musical Literacy,” READ 12.4.
  • 1978. “Musical Literacy,” READ 13.1.
  • 1979. “On Ethnic Music,” (with Darlene Bee), Dialogo Hermandad Maya, Ethnomusicology, 10:5–19.
  • 1979. “The Christian Musician’s Role within a Cultural Context,” (MS) monograph for Faith and Learning Seminar, Wheaton College. View the document.
  • 1980. “Music of Papua New Guinea,” The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 14:88–92.
  • 1981 (co-author), “Melanesia: Papua New Guinea,” The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 12.
  • 1982. “Descriptive Linguistics and the Ethnomusicologist,” Wheaton College Scholastic Honor Society Annual Reports, p. 83.
  • 1984. “Guidelines for Developing a Hymnody in the Indigenous Church,” Accent on Anthropology, March.
  • 1984. “Spare Them Western Music!” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 20 (January), 30–5. https://missionexus.org/spare-them-western-music/
  • 1985. “Music in Cross-Cultural Communication,” Notes on Anthropology.1.
  • 1986. “The Demands upon and Expectations of a Missionary Ethnomusicologist,” Notes on Translation 115, 29–34.
  • 1986. with Robert Longacre, “Discourse as Music,” Word, Journal of the International Linguistic Association, April-August.
  • 1986. “Music as Discourse,” Word, April-August.
  • 1987. “Lost in Music,” The Market Place, the International Magazine for Papua New Guinea.
  • 1988. “Documenting Papua New Guinea Legends,” Read 33.2, p. 30, Ukarumpa, PNG.
  • 1990, “Music Literacy and Indigeneity,” paper for the joint meetings of Society for Ethnomusicology, American Musicological Society, and the Society for Music Theory, University of California, Berkeley, November 10. View the document.
  • 1994. “The Eastern Highlands,” Universe of Music History (Richard Moyle, ed.), U. of Auckland, New Zealand [never published].
  • 1995. “Cultural Change and Music Literacy,” Occasional Papers in Pacific Ethnomusicology, Dept. of Anthropology, U. of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1995 (contributor), Stones of Remembrance, a devotional calendar, Wheaton College, p. 65.
  • 1996. “Perseverance and Patience,” EM News, SIL, Dallas.
  • 1996. “The Etic-Emic Distinction Applied to Music Analysis,” The Twenty-Third LACUS Forum, Chapel Hill: the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States. https://archive.org/details/lacus23-new/page/n597.
  • 1996. “Melanesia,” Music Cultures of the Pacific, the Near East, and Asia, 3rd ed., Upper Saddle Brook, NJ, p. 14.
  • 1997. “If Universals in Music Exist,” Festschrift for Harold M. Best, Retiring Dean of Wheaton Conservatory of Music, Wheaton College, Illinois.
  • 1997. “1997 Cook Islands Recording Project: A Report,” Newsletter of the Fellowship of Christian Percussionists 4.2, Fall.
  • 1998. “Library of Congress Archiving Report,” EM News 17.1.
  • 1999. (major contributor) Encyclopedia of World Music: Australia and the South Pacific, Garland Publishing, New York
    • Tannese Festivals – p. 53.
    • Music as Knowledge – Tonal Centres, p. 296.
    • Structure – Melodic Structure in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, pp. 302–3.
    • Compositional Processes – Investigating Usarufa Composition, pp. 357–8.
    • Musical Composition of Irian Jaya pp. 360–1.
    • Dreaming Music on Mota, p. 362.
    • Oro Province: Managalasi – pp. 501–3.
    • Eastern Highlands Province – pp. 526–33.
    • Enga Province (co-authored) – pp. 533–6.
    • Abelam: a musical view – pp. 550–2.
    • West Sepik Province – pp. 560–1.
    • Morobe Province: Buang – pp. 566–7.
    • Komba – pp. 571–2.
    • Umboi and its Music – pp. 574–6.
    • Irian Jaya Province of Indonesia – pp. 578–9.
    • New Ireland Province – pp. 626–7.
    • North Solomons Province:.
    • Halia – pp. 640–2.
    • Teop Island – pp. 642–4.
    • Buin – pp. 651–4.
    • Solomon Islands, Isabel Province – pp. 657–9.
    • Vanuatu, Mota, Banks Islands – pp. 698–702.
  • 1999. “Do Universals in Music Exist?” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 35.2, April. pp. 161–3. https://missionexus.org/do-universals-in-music-exist/.
  • 2002. “The Influence of Linguistic Processes on Ethnic Music Analysis,” TAONGA of the Asia Pacific Rim, paper presented at the Conference of the New Zealand Society of Music Educators & International Society of Music Educators, Auckland.
  • 2010. with Bruce Hooley and Bryan Hooley, “Buang Music: In Memory of Joyce Hooley,” Kulele: Occasional Papers on Pacific Music and Dance, Arts and Ethnomusicology 4, 111–41.

Unpublished documents

Reviews

  • 1981. “Sound-Producing Instruments in Traditional Society: A Study of Esoteric Instruments and their Role in Male-Female Relations,” 1981 Yearbook for Traditional Music, 121–3.
  • 1982. “Ethnomusicology: Pacific Issue,” Journal of the Polynesian Society, 91:311–3.
  • 1983. “Music of Oceania: Papua New Guinea: The Middle Sepik,” Musicaphon disc no. BM 30 SL 2700, Institute for Musicology of the University of Basle, Journal of the Polynesian Society, 92:145–7.
  • 1983. “Music of Oceania Papua New Guinea: The Iatmul of Papua Niugini,” Musicaphon disc no. BM 30 SL 2701, Institute for Musicology of the University of Basle, Journal of the Polynesian Society, 92:145–7.
  • 1984. “Bikmaus: A Quarterly Journal of Papua New Guinea Affairs, Ideas and Arts,” 1984 Yearbook for Traditional Music, 132–3.
  • 2001. The Value of Indigenous Music in the Life and Ministry of the Church: The United Church in the Duke of York Islands, Andrew Midian, “The Contemporary Pacific” 13.2, 604–5.

Addresses, formal and informal

  • 1967. Ukarumpa, first talk VC gave at an SIL Anthropology workshop.
  • 1969. Ukarumpa, to fellow SIL colleagues.
  • 1980. January 25, “On Ethnomusicology,” address for the Graduate School, Wheaton College.
  • 1983. August, “The Cost of a New Testament,” address the Whangaparoa Baptist Church, NZ. View the file.
  • 1985. Use of Contextualization in Ethnomusicology, lecture given at Wheaton College, https://www.sil.org/resources/archives/51237.
  • 1993. Last chapel address, Wheaton College. View the document.
  • 1995. Vanuatu, to Vanuatuans (of SIL?).
  • No date, “How Can Missionaries Assist Musical Expression in the Indigenous Church?”