Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 5

Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 5

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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
  • 222 x 296 x 10mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0193870037
  • 9780193870031
  • 1,308,953

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 * One of the more pianistic selections is Rhapsody No. 4 by Lettie Beckon Alston (USA). Written in the manner of a toccata, this extremely effective work provides a thrilling alternative to Khatchaturians toccata. * The Score (Louisiana Music Teachers Assoc), May 09 *show more

Table of contents

The Bamboula ; Humoresque No. 1 ; Etude in C-sharp Minor ; Afro Arab Blues ; Township Guitar ; Egwu Amala ; Rhapsody No. 4 ; Tumbling Danceshow 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