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Memoirs of Childhood By Godwin Sadoh
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Memoirs of Childhood was composed in Nigeria in 1993. I was motivated to write the music for three reasons. First, Nigerian art music composers have written some interesting pieces for piano;... More > however, these pieces are far too advanced to arouse the interest in children and adult pianists. Thus, I decided to compose simpler pieces in an African style to introduce children and adults to playing these complex works. Second, Memoirs of Childhood represents my articulation of some of the theories on African pianism. By African pianism we mean an African piano style created by modern African composers. Third, in Memoirs of Childhood, I intend to capture some of the various socio-cultural and religious experiences that surround children as they grow up in Nigeria.< Less
Moonlight Dances By Godwin Sadoh
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The two pieces in Moonlight Dances were composed in 1990 and 1993 respectively. The sources of my inspiration are folktale stories in Nigeria. It is a common practice in Nigeria to assemble... More > children in the evening and tell stories about important legends in the culture, histories of towns and places. The stories are often accompanied with folk songs. The radiance of the moonlight always gives a piquant effect to the serene environment. The title of this work is derived from the society where such stories and singing take place.< Less
Childhood Dreams By Godwin Sadoh
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Enjoy these miniatures for piano by Nigerian composer Godwin Sadoh
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

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