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THREE DANCES FOR PIANO - Sadoh By Godwin Sadoh
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The first 2 pieces in 3 Dances for Piano were composed on Nov. 11, 2001. These pieces were inspired by Nigerian socio-cultural ideations. The first movement Atilogwu Dance is reminiscent of the... More > music played for the performances of the Atilogwu Dancers among the Igbo of southeast Nigeria. The piece is built upon interplay of duple and triple meters. The Beggar’s Chant is a recreation of songs often performed by blind beggars as they plead for coins on the streets of Lagos where I was born and raised. The famous African call-and-response technique permeates the entire piece between the left hand and right hand. Yungbayungba was composed on December 14, 1994. It was submitted as a term paper project for the graduate seminar in Creative Ethnomusicology, at the University of Pittsburgh. 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 - Sadoh By Godwin Sadoh
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The first 2 pieces in 3 Dances for Piano were composed on Nov. 11, 2001. These pieces were inspired by Nigerian socio-cultural ideations. The first movement Atilogwu Dance is reminiscent of the... More > music played for the performances of the Atilogwu Dancers among the Igbo of southeast Nigeria. The piece is built upon interplay of duple and triple meters. The Beggar’s Chant is a recreation of songs often performed by blind beggars as they plead for coins on the streets of Lagos where I was born and raised. The famous African call-and-response technique permeates the entire piece between the left hand and right hand. Yungbayungba was composed on December 14, 1994. It was submitted as a term paper project for the graduate seminar in Creative Ethnomusicology, at the University of Pittsburgh. 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
Five Nigerian Songs for Solo Voice and Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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The five songs in this collection are based on languages spoken among the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria--Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, and English, that is the official national language. "Oluwa... More > Gbo Adura Mi" is a prayer song that appeals to God to answer a specific request. It should be sung with emotion and reverence as if in the presence of the Lord. "Ale Ti Le" enunciates the virtues of a good mother and it is an aria in three distinct sections. "Imela Chinekem" is a song of joy and thanksgiving to God for His goodness and it is an original composition. "Akoi Wata Geri" is based on a popular folk song from the Hausa ethnic group of northern Nigeria. In compliance with the theoretical principles of Nigerian traditional music, the melody of this song is set to mirror the Hausa texts. "They That Wait Upon the Lord" was composed at Ile-Ife, Osun State, in southwest of Nigeria, in 1985. The text is derived from Isaiah 40: 31, but the melodic line of the song and piano accompaniment are original.< 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
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
Childhood Dreams By Godwin Sadoh
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Enjoy these miniatures for piano by Nigerian composer Godwin Sadoh
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
Tribute to Homeland for Chamber Orchestra By Godwin Sadoh
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Tribute to Homeland for Chamber Orchestra is based on a Yoruba folk song titled, “Mo ri kini kan t'o nfo loferefe” (I see something flying in the sky). Using this song as the basis of... More > this work creates a nostalgia for my home country, Nigeria. Memories of singing the song at Eko Boys' High School Choir in Lagos readily comes to mind. The work is in four main sections. Some of the Africanisms employed in the work are the scintillating dance rhythms, parallel harmony, ostinati, interlocking rhythms, and the juxtaposing of constant and varied rhythmic patterns. The instrumentation includes flute, oboe, clarinet in B-flat, bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in C, trombone, tuba, timpani, 2 violins, viola, violin cello, and double bass.< Less
Harmattan Overture for Symphony Orchestra By Godwin Sadoh
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Harmattan Overture is written for full symphony orchestra and a Nigerian traditional instrument, agogo (twin bell). The work was inspired by the main cold season experienced in Nigeria between the... More > months of December and January respectively. The idea was to use musical language to capture the various innuendos that characterize this type of weather. Although, the work tonicizes various keys, the tonality is best described as pandiatonicism--the technique of using the diatonic scale without the limitations of functional tonality. Harmattan Overture is an original work.< 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