FRANCO-AFRICAN TRIPTYCH for ORGAN SOLO
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 (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.
- Publication Date
- Dec 5, 2018
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- By (author): Godwin Sadoh