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Remembering Christopher Oyesiku At 90 Nigerian Conductor Extraordinaire By Godwin Sadoh
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This book succinctly introduces musicians and enthusiasts to the performance of classical music in Nigeria through the life and stunning career of Christopher Oyesiku. His repertoire, bass solo... More > recitals and choral performances are indeed the epitome of art music concerts in the country. In this book, we can see how art music is taught and learned, organized, directed, performed, promoted, managed, disseminated, patronized and preserved by the elitist group in modern day Nigeria. In other words, the Christopher Oyesiku concerts are representative of art music decorum in Nigeria, with particular emphasis on the performance practices, and a mirror through which one could examine the ethos of this brand of music in twenty-first century Nigeria.< Less
Egba Musical Totem for String Quartet By Godwin Sadoh
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This piece is based on a popular Yoruba song, "Lori oke ati petele. . . Mayo, mayo, mayo o, l'ori Olumo" (On the hill and on the plain. . . Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice on Olumo Rock). The... More > song belongs to the Egba people from Abeokuta in Ogun State of southwest Nigeria. In this piece, I arranged the melodic tune for a string quartet using various compositional devices including counterpoint, homophony, canonic imitation, fugal technique, dance rhythms, and free formal structure. In other to bring the composition closer to its cultural roots, I employed the five-tone pentatonic scale for the entire piece as found in most of Nigerian folk songs. There are dramatic and playful sections with abrupt silences and dialogue between the voices. It opens gently, moderately soft, but climaxed into a bravura of fast moving sixteenth notes that triumphantly heralded the abridged final appearance of the main principal theme with fff in the last five measures.< Less
Egba Musical Totem for String Quartet By Godwin Sadoh
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This piece is based on a popular Yoruba song, "Lori oke ati petele. . . Mayo, mayo, mayo o, l'ori Olumo" (On the hill and on the plain. . . Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice on Olumo Rock). The... More > song belongs to the Egba people from Abeokuta in Ogun State of southwest Nigeria. In this piece, I arranged the melodic tune for a string quartet using various compositional devices including counterpoint, homophony, canonic imitation, fugal technique, dance rhythms, and free formal structure. In other to bring the composition closer to its cultural roots, I employed the five-tone pentatonic scale for the entire piece as found in most of Nigerian folk songs. There are dramatic and playful sections with abrupt silences and dialogue between the voices. It opens gently, moderately soft, but climaxed into a bravura of fast moving sixteenth notes that triumphantly heralded the abridged final appearance of the main principal theme with fff in the last five measures.< 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
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
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
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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