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Three Miniatures on Nigerian Folk Songs By Godwin Sadoh
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The Three Miniatures is written for clarinet in B-flat, violin, and flute with piano accompaniment. In this work, the African worldview of the symbolism of the number three is enmeshed in the... More > creative process of the music. From the three pieces to the cascading of tonal centers from C major, to A major, and the last movement in F major. The first movement is based on a popular Yoruba folk song titled, "Olurombi." The second movement in the key of A major is built on a Yoruba Christian song, "Ise Oluwa ko le baje" (The Work of the Lord is indestructible). The last piece, "Iya Ni Wura Iyebiye" (Mother is a priceless jewel), is also a derivation of another popular Yoruba folk song. All the three movements are actually a re-setting of pieces from another major composition of mine titled, Childhood Dreams for Piano Solo.< 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
Potpourri for Chamber Orchestra By Godwin Sadoh
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Potpourri is a chamber work for trombone, flute, oboe, clarinet, and string quartet. The creative process of this music is influenced by Charles Ives’ “Unanswered Question.” The... More > work is constructed on two tonal schemes, diatonicism and atonality. The trombone and the strings are in the diatonic realm, while the woodwinds are atonal. Snippets of some Nigerian popular folk songs are interjected into the strings.< Less
Three Miniatures on Nigerian Folk Songs By Godwin Sadoh
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The Three Miniatures is written for clarinet in B-flat, violin, and flute with piano accompaniment. In this work, the African worldview of the symbolism of the number three is enmeshed in the... More > creative process of the music. From the three pieces to the cascading of tonal centers from C major, to A major, and the last movement in F major. The first movement is based on a popular Yoruba folk song titled, "Olurombi." The second movement in the key of A major is built on a Yoruba Christian song, "Ise Oluwa ko le baje" (The Work of the Lord is indestructible). The last piece, "Iya Ni Wura Iyebiye" (Mother is a priceless jewel), is also a derivation of another popular Yoruba folk song. All the three movements are actually a re-setting of pieces from another major composition of mine titled, Childhood Dreams for Piano Solo.< Less