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Moonlight Dances for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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The three pieces in Moonlight Dances were composed in 1984, 1990 and 1993 respectively. The sources of my inspiration were folktale stories in Nigeria. The first piece opens with a call-and-response... More > pattern between the right and left hand. The dance element in this piece is most vivid in the sections conjoining the triple and duple rhythmic patterns. The second piece, though moderate in tempo is slightly complex than the former. The third piece was composed in Lagos in 1984. It is an exciting and captivating lively piece of music interlaced with all sorts of dramatic nuances using wider registers of both the right and left hand. It is interesting to note the dramatic usage of the number 3 in this collection, as exemplified in (1) the three movements of the piano work; (2) three different keys ascending in thirds, (3) from C major in the first movement to E-flat in the second movement, and finally finding repose in G major in the last movement.< Less
Moonlight Dances for Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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The three pieces in Moonlight Dances were composed in 1984, 1990 and 1993 respectively. The sources of my inspiration were folktale stories in Nigeria. The first piece opens with a call-and-response... More > pattern between the right and left hand. The dance element in this piece is most vivid in the sections conjoining the triple and duple rhythmic patterns. The second piece, though moderate in tempo is slightly complex than the former. The third piece was composed in Lagos in 1984. It is an exciting and captivating lively piece of music interlaced with all sorts of dramatic nuances using wider registers of both the right and left hand. It is interesting to note the dramatic usage of the number 3 in this collection, as exemplified in (1) the three movements of the piano work; (2) three different keys ascending in thirds, (3) from C major in the first movement to E-flat in the second movement, and finally finding repose in G major in the last movement.< 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
Oluwa Mi for Two Tenors and Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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Oluwa Mi is a prayer song for two tenors and piano accompaniment that recalls the second coming of Christ. It could be performed at divine church services such as during the advent season and at... More > other performance events.< Less