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Nigerian Wedding Dance for Organ Solo By Godwin Sadoh
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The Nigerian Wedding Dance was originally composed for brass quintet and later reduced for piano solo. In this piece, a re-setting of the same tune for organ solo. The principal theme of the... More > Wedding Dance is borrowed from a popular Yoruba wedding song titled, "Awa l'egbe oniyawo" (We are the members of the bride's group). The piece is characterized by scintillating dance rhythms to compel the performer and listeners to dance. The stylistic and harmonic organization reminisce that of a popular West African dance band music called "Highlife." Similar to most African traditional music, the Wedding Dance consists of simplicity and repetition. This piece is most appropriate for the recession of the newly-wedded couple from the church sanctuary.< Less
Nigerian Wedding Dance for Organ Solo By Godwin Sadoh
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The Nigerian Wedding Dance was originally composed for brass quintet and later reduced for piano solo. In this piece, a re-setting of the same tune for organ solo. The principal theme of the... More > Wedding Dance is borrowed from a popular Yoruba wedding song titled, "Awa l'egbe oniyawo" (We are the members of the bride's group). The piece is characterized by scintillating dance rhythms to compel the performer and listeners to dance. The stylistic and harmonic organization reminisce that of a popular West African dance band music called "Highlife." Similar to most African traditional music, the Wedding Dance consists of simplicity and repetition. This piece is most appropriate for the recession of the newly-wedded couple from the church sanctuary.< 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
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
Five Decades of Music Transmutation in Nigeria and the Diaspora By Godwin Sadoh
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Half a century of music making in Nigeria has indeed witnessed giant strides, development, transformation, assimilation, and acculturation. This book succinctly presents a holistic discourse of... More > musicality in Nigeria from the 1960s through the technological age of the 21st century transmitted through European and American cultures. It examines cogent topics such as traditional and popular music, art music, church music, choral activities, composers and their works, performance practices, maintenance of musical instruments, the impact of radio and television stations, feminine quantum leaps, music publishing, music technology, archival centers, copyright society, Nollywood music, and music entrepreneurship.< Less
Five Decades of Music Transmutation in Nigeria and The Diaspora By Godwin Sadoh
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Half a century of music making in Nigeria has indeed witnessed giant strides, development, transformation, assimilation, and acculturation. This book succinctly presents a holistic discourse of... More > musicality in Nigeria from the 1960s through the technological age of the 21st century transmitted through European and American cultures. It examines cogent topics such as traditional and popular music, art music, church music, choral activities, composers and their works, performance practices, maintenance of musical instruments, the impact of radio and television stations, feminine quantum leaps, music publishing, music technology, archival centers, copyright society, Nollywood music, and music entrepreneurship.< Less
Sonic Conversation for Two Violins and Organ By Godwin Sadoh
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The Sonic Conversation for two violins and organ was composed on June 12, 2016, in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. It is an original composition with the exception of mm. 141 to 163... More > that is infused with a Yoruba traditional song, "Omo to mo 'ya re l'oju, osi ni o t'omo na pa" (The child that eyed or disrespect his/her mother, shall end up living a miserable life). It is a sectional work demarcated by a principal theme that appears first in violin II at the beginning of the piece. This composition is characterized by various Nigerian traditional music creative procedures such as repetition, ostinato patterns, harmonic and rhythmic organizations, and imitative techniques. Its tonality is fixated on one of the African traditional music pitch collections, the hexatonic scale of six tones.< Less
Harmattan Overture for Symphony Orchestra By Dr. 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
Fisherman Song for Flute and Organ By Godwin Sadoh
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The Fisherman Song was composed on May 27, 2016, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. The creative process of this piece was informed by a fictional folk story created by the composer,... More > in which a fisherman uses his flute to catch fish. Each time the man goes to the river for fishing, he would start his expedition by playing tuneful melodies on his musical instrument. As soon as the fish hears the sound of the flute, they all rush to the surface of the river to fully enjoy the sonorous melodies emitting from the wind instrument. Once the fisherman spots a large amount of the sea creatures assembled, he would swiftly spread out his net to entrap the school of fish. He goes home smiling with a bountiful harvest for his family, friends, neighbors and for sale at the local village market. In terms of tonal organization, the flute melody and pedal accompaniment are affixed to the hexatonic scale of six pitches (drmfsl), as exemplified in some traditional African music genres.< 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

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