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Three Pieces for Solo Flute By Godwin Sadoh
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Three Pieces for Solo Flute is a three movement work based on three different 12-tone rows. The work is characterized by wide leaps, frequent changes of dynamics, and diverse rhythmic patterns that... More > move from the most simple to the most complex in the lively third movement.< Less
African Nostalgia for Xylophone By Godwin Sadoh
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African Nostalgia for Xylophone is an original work based on the popular five-tone pentatonic scale (drmsl) commonly found in most African folk songs. The tonal nuances mirror the sound of African... More > xylophone. It is generally characterized by repetition, call-and-response, ostinato, and simplicity.< Less
Folk Dance for a Percussion Ensemble of Four Players By Godwin Sadoh
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Folk Dance is written for a percussion ensemble of four players. The idea behind the music was to create African rhythmic patterns for a limited number of instruments to reminisce traditional dance... More > music. Each individual player is assigned specific patterns to be realized on two to three instruments. The entire piece is based on three basic rhythmic cells. All other rhythmic patterns are derivations, elongations, or permutations on these three cells.< Less
Folk Dance for a Percussion Ensemble of Four Players By Godwin Sadoh
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Folk Dance is written for a percussion ensemble of four players. The idea behind the music was to create African rhythmic patterns for a limited number of instruments to reminisce traditional dance... More > music. Each individual player is assigned specific patterns to be realized on two to three instruments. The entire piece is based on three basic rhythmic cells. All other rhythmic patterns are derivations, elongations, or permutations on these three cells.< Less
Illusion for Violin and Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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Illusion is a three movement atonal work for violin and piano. The first movement is based on three different keys: The violin is in E-flat; the top staff of the piano is in D, while the lower staff... More > is in C. The same tonal scheme is maintained with slight modifications in the three movements to distillate the accentuation of strong beats through bar line crossing and frequent meter changes.< Less
Illusion for Violin and Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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Illusion is a three movement atonal work for violin and piano. The first movement is based on three different keys: The violin is in E-flat; the top staff of the piano is in D, while the lower staff... More > is in C. The same tonal scheme is maintained with slight modifications in the three movements to distillate the accentuation of strong beats through bar line crossing and frequent meter changes.< Less
Ise Oluwa for String Quartet By Godwin Sadoh
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Ise Oluwa for string quartet is a monothematic piece based on a Nigerian popular Christian song called “Ise Oluwa ko le baje” (The work of the Lord is indestructible). The theme bounces... More > between each of the violins. A single violin holds the entire four phrases of the song at each appearance, while the other instruments accompany. It is a tonal work tonicizing the keys of A, E, and G majors.< Less
Memoirs of Childhood for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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Memoirs of Childhood was composed in Nigeria in 1993. The first piece, Lullaby, suggests a cradle song a mother would sing to rock her child to sleep. The ‘rocking’ imagery of a lullaby... More > can be heard in the basic pulsation of the rhythmic patterns in the bass, while the melodic line in the right hand bears the song. The second piece, Supplication, depicts a mood of prayer. It reminisces one of the most important task of mothers when raising their children. Most mothers pray for their children to grow up and become great men and women in the society. The introduction of this piece with half notes in the first two measures represents a gradual walk to the presence of God in prayer. Lullaby and Supplication are based on pentatonic scale, one of the modes of traditional music in Nigeria. The melodic contours of these two pieces have been influenced by Yoruba language. Highlife Jump is the last piece. It is constructed in the style of highlife music, popular dance band music in West Africa.< Less
Memoirs of Childhood for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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Memoirs of Childhood was composed in Nigeria in 1993. The first piece, Lullaby, suggests a cradle song a mother would sing to rock her child to sleep. The ‘rocking’ imagery of a lullaby... More > can be heard in the basic pulsation of the rhythmic patterns in the bass, while the melodic line in the right hand bears the song. The second piece, Supplication, depicts a mood of prayer. It reminisces one of the most important task of mothers when raising their children. Most mothers pray for their children to grow up and become great men and women in the society. The introduction of this piece with half notes in the first two measures represents a gradual walk to the presence of God in prayer. Lullaby and Supplication are based on pentatonic scale, one of the modes of traditional music in Nigeria. The melodic contours of these two pieces have been influenced by Yoruba language. Highlife Jump is the last piece. It is constructed in the style of highlife music, popular dance band music in West Africa.< Less
Three Sketches on Atonality for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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Composed in 1997 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Three Sketches are my first attempt at atonal composition. The pieces are short, exciting and dramatic. Each piece is stylistically unique. Even... More > though the tonal scheme is western in conception, the triune work is infused with subtle African flavors and nuances as expressed in the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic constructs, contrapuntal interactions of the left and right hand, as well as deliberate avoidance of conventional cadential points.< Less