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Franco-African Triptych for Organ Solo By Godwin Sadoh
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This three-movement work exemplifies the attributes of a modern intercultural music through the juxtaposition of musical ideations from the African and French cultures. The first piece, Bata T'o Njo... More > (The Dancing Shoes) is set for the pedals only. It is infused with scintillating rhythmic patterns to move the performer and audience to dance. The organist should play the music percussively imitating the playing of African drums. The second movement, Priere, is built on a Zulu song from South Africa, Nkosi Sikele 'i Africa (Prayer for Africa). The last piece, Fantasia Africana, is a very lively piece that uses all the resources of the organ. It is an original composition based on a 'five-note motivic cell' that is derived from the composer's first and last name, Jean Florentz. The music closes using all the resources of the organ with fff.< Less
The Centenary of thgos By Godwin Sadoh
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The Cathedral Church of Christ Choir, Lagos, is the oldest choral group in Nigeria nestled within the oldest Anglican Cathedral in Nigeria. This book is divided into 18 chapters narrating the... More > taxonomical aspects, phases, and stations of the Cathedral Church and its beautiful choir. From an intellectual historical perspective of the church, to the history of the organs, the choir and its musicians, and the myriad of outstanding musical activities, to the off-shoots of allied groups, culminating in a brief analyses of selected compositions by Ekundayo Phillips and Babatunde Sosan in the last chapter. Indeed, it is a monumental contribution that would inevitably elicit the study of church music in Nigerian higher institutions. The Cathedral Church, Church musicians and music students, choristers, music lecturers, composers, historians, choral conductors, music ministers, clergies, and even musicologists, would certainly benefit immensely from the wealth of repository inculcated into this book.< 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
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

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