Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 4

Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 4 : Advanced

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This wonderful anthology presents a fascinating survey of music by African composers, both those living in Africa and those now resident elsewhere in the world. The music, much of which is published here for the first time, includes a kaleidoscope of different styles, moods, genres, and colours. You will find works influenced by the blues, jazz, and ragtime and works built on exotic scales, African folk-tunes, and drumming rhythms. The volumes are graded, ranging from beginner (Vol. 1) to advanced (Vol. 5). They provide exciting material for pianists just beginning their studies and for those who are looking for new and exciting recital repertoire.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 72 pages
  • 224 x 298 x 12mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0193870029
  • 9780193870024
  • 1,096,402

Table of contents

Prelude and Caprice ; Ukom ; Flowers in the Sand ; Coma Dance ; Troubled Water ; Toccata ; The Lotusshow more

Review quote

Technically accomplished pianists seeking to develop their hands, ears, and imagination in new ways, and to take their audiences on voyages of discovery, are recommended to obtain these volumes at the earliest opportunity. * Musical Opinion * A new supply of richly varied repertoire * John York, Piano 2007 * Clearly one of the best works in the entire series is The Lotus by Gyimah Labi (Ghana) (volume 4). This composition is an excerpt from his important work, Six Dialects in African Pianism, which explores an array of percussive, rhythmic and timbral fundamentals unique to African music. The Lotus is a dance in compound time that starts innocently enough, yet builds gradually and relentlessly to a huge climactic section, utilizing amazing sequences of triplet octaves set against strongly marked hemiola accompaniment figures. The overall effect is breathtaking. * The Score (Louisiana Music Teachers Assoc), May 09 *show more

About William H. Chapman Nyaho

William H. Chapman Nyaho is an active international performer, scholar, teacher, and clinician. Raised in Ghana and now living in the United States, Chapman Nyaho studied at Achimota School, Ghana, then at the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, Oxford University, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Texas, Austin. Chapman Nyaho has performed in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. He gives regular masterclasses, presentations, lecture-recitals, and workshops.show more