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Moonlight Dances for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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The three pieces in Moonlight Dances were composed in 1984, 1990 and 1993 respectively. The sources of my inspiration were folktale stories in Nigeria. The first piece opens with a call-and-response... More > pattern between the right and left hand. The dance element in this piece is most vivid in the sections conjoining the triple and duple rhythmic patterns. The second piece, though moderate in tempo is slightly complex than the former. The third piece was composed in Lagos in 1984. It is an exciting and captivating lively piece of music interlaced with all sorts of dramatic nuances using wider registers of both the right and left hand. It is interesting to note the dramatic usage of the number 3 in this collection, as exemplified in (1) the three movements of the piano work; (2) three different keys ascending in thirds, (3) from C major in the first movement to E-flat in the second movement, and finally finding repose in G major in the last movement.< Less
Moonlight Dances for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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The three pieces in Moonlight Dances were composed in 1984, 1990 and 1993 respectively. The sources of my inspiration were folktale stories in Nigeria. The first piece opens with a call-and-response... More > pattern between the right and left hand. The dance element in this piece is most vivid in the sections conjoining the triple and duple rhythmic patterns. The second piece, though moderate in tempo is slightly complex than the former. The third piece was composed in Lagos in 1984. It is an exciting and captivating lively piece of music interlaced with all sorts of dramatic nuances using wider registers of both the right and left hand. It is interesting to note the dramatic usage of the number 3 in this collection, as exemplified in (1) the three movements of the piano work; (2) three different keys ascending in thirds, (3) from C major in the first movement to E-flat in the second movement, and finally finding repose in G major in the last movement.< 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
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
Childhood Dreams for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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Childhood Dreams is a collection of ten pieces for piano based on songs from different countries in Africa. Iwe Kiko (education) is a popular children’s song from the Yoruba ethnic group of... More > Nigeria. Iya Ni Wura Iyebiye (Mother is a Priceless Jewel) glorifies the worth of mothers to children among the Yoruba people of southwest Nigeria. Sasa Kroma is a Ghanaian traditional song about a flying bird. Olurombi is based upon a popular folk song from the Yoruba of Nigeria. The theme of Variations on Ise Oluwa (Work of the Lord) is a popular Christian song from Nigeria. Nkosi Sikele’i Africa (Prayer for Africa) is a Zulu song from South Africa. Uqongqot’hwane is one of the popular children’s songs from the Bantu people of South Africa. Omo Oba Sokoto (The Prince of Sokoto) is built on a Yoruba folk song about a prince from a northern state in Nigeria called Sokoto. Badagry is a derivation of a traditional song from Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigerian Wedding Dance is borrowed from a Yoruba wedding song.< Less
Childhood Dreams for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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Childhood Dreams is a collection of ten pieces for piano based on songs from different countries in Africa. Iwe Kiko (education) is a popular children’s song from the Yoruba ethnic group of... More > Nigeria. Iya Ni Wura Iyebiye (Mother is a Priceless Jewel) glorifies the worth of mothers to children among the Yoruba people of southwest Nigeria. Sasa Kroma is a Ghanaian traditional song about a flying bird. Olurombi is based upon a popular folk song from the Yoruba of Nigeria. The theme of Variations on Ise Oluwa (Work of the Lord) is a popular Christian song from Nigeria. Nkosi Sikele’i Africa (Prayer for Africa) is a Zulu song from South Africa. Uqongqot’hwane is one of the popular children’s songs from the Bantu people of South Africa. Omo Oba Sokoto (The Prince of Sokoto) is built on a Yoruba folk song about a prince from a northern state in Nigeria called Sokoto. Badagry is a derivation of a traditional song from Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigerian Wedding Dance is borrowed from a Yoruba wedding song.< Less
Three Dances for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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The first two dances were composed on November 11, 2001 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State. The pieces were inspired by Nigerian socio-cultural ideations. The first movement Atilogwu Dance is... More > reminiscent of the music played for the performance of the Atilogwu Dancers among the Igbo people of southeast Nigeria. The piece is built upon interplay of duple and triple meters. The Beggar’s Chant is a recreation of songs often sung by blind beggars as they plead for coins on the streets of Lagos where I was born. The famous African call-and-response technique permeates the entire piece between the left and right hand. Yungbayungba was composed on December 14, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is an original work built on the rhythmic patterns introduced in the first two measures of the piece. The middle section is an ostinato passage. The piece is exclusively based on pentatonic scale: C, D, E, G, and A.< Less
Three Dances for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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The first two dances were composed on November 11, 2001 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State. The pieces were inspired by Nigerian socio-cultural ideations. The first movement Atilogwu Dance is... More > reminiscent of the music played for the performance of the Atilogwu Dancers among the Igbo people of southeast Nigeria. The piece is built upon interplay of duple and triple meters. The Beggar’s Chant is a recreation of songs often sung by blind beggars as they plead for coins on the streets of Lagos where I was born. The famous African call-and-response technique permeates the entire piece between the left and right hand. Yungbayungba was composed on December 14, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is an original work built on the rhythmic patterns introduced in the first two measures of the piece. The middle section is an ostinato passage. The piece is exclusively based on pentatonic scale: C, D, E, G, and A.< Less