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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
African Nostalgia for Xylophone By Godwin Sadoh
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African Nostalgia for Xylophone is an original work based on the popular five-tone pentatonic scale (drmsl) commonly found in most African folk songs. The tonal nuances mirror the sound of African... More > xylophone. It is generally characterized by repetition, call-and-response, ostinato, and simplicity.< Less
Three Pieces for Solo Flute By Godwin Sadoh
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Three Pieces for Solo Flute is a three movement work based on three different 12-tone rows. The work is characterized by wide leaps, frequent changes of dynamics, and diverse rhythmic patterns that... More > move from the most simple to the most complex in the lively third movement.< Less
Illusion for Violin and Piano By Godwin Sadoh
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Illusion is a three movement atonal work for violin and piano. The first movement is based on three different keys: The violin is in E-flat; the top staff of the piano is in D, while the lower staff... More > is in C. The same tonal scheme is maintained with slight modifications in the three movements to distillate the accentuation of strong beats through bar line crossing and frequent meter changes.< Less